Cruise inventory

FRV Alba Na Mara 0608A

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0608A
Cruise period2008-06-27 — 2008-07-16
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 Alba na Mara at 1000 hours on 27 June and sailed from Fraserburgh shortly afterwards. Sampling began to the north east of Fraserburgh in statistical rectangle 45E8 and continued covering the North East coast management area grounds until bad weather forced Alba na Mara to seek shelter in Kirkwall on 1 July. Sampling recommenced 3 July and continued uninterrupted until the half landing on 6 July. After the half landing, Alba na Mara then went on to cover the East coast management area, which was completed on 12 July. Alba na Mara then returned to the North East management area grounds to complete stations missed on the first part of the cruise. On 15 July, Alba na Mara 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)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0608A cruise programme 0608a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 0608A cruise report 0608a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0608A cruise track — 0608atrk.pdf (0.02 MB)