Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0208C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0208C
Cruise period2008-01-24 — 2008-02-08
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks around Shetland.

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

3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.


The scientific staff joined FRV Clupea at 0900 hours on 24 January but was unable to sail due to bad weather. The vessel left Fraserburgh at 1200 on 28 January, arriving at Sandwick at 0400 next day. Sampling began NE of Sumburgh at 0800 on 29 January but after only 2 days work, the vessel had berth in Lerwick due to bad weather again. Sampling resumed on 2 February and continued on the east side of Shetland until we had to head back to Fraserburgh on 5 February. The areas of Fetlar, Unst, St Magnus Bay and Scalloway were not sampled due to adverse weather conditions. The vessel arrived in Fraserburgh at midnight on 5 February and scientific staff returned to the laboratory with all equipment and samples on the morning of 6 February.
Chief scientistSharon Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 0208C cruise programme 0208c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0208C cruise report 0208c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland Isles
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0208C cruise track — 0208ctrk.pdf (0.02 MB)