FRV Clupea 0907C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0907C
Cruise period2007-06-18 — 2007-07-07
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks in the North Sea.

2. To collect information on by-catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.

3. To collect biological data on scallop ring measurements.


The scientific staff joined FRV Clupea at 1000 hours on 18 June and sailed from Fraserburgh at just before midday. Sampling began to the East of Fraserburgh shortly afterwards and Clupea continued to cover the East coast management area grounds over the following 6 days. The survey then went on to cover the North East management area until the half landing on 28 June. The survey recommenced on the 29 June with Clupea returning to the North East management area grounds. On 6 July, Clupea returned to Fraserburgh completing the cruise.
Chief scientistSharon Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Trevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 0907C cruise programme 0907c.pdf  (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0907C cruise report 0907c.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth to the Orkneys
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0907C cruise track — 0907ctrk.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 123
Description: Dredge hauls for scallops (and other commercial fish and shellfish)