Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0310S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0310S
Cruise period2010-02-17 — 2010-03-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coast of Scotland.

2. Collect abundance data on pre - metamorphosed herring larvae using the 2-meter circular framed methot net.

3. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.

4. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU data collection framework (DCF).

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 0800hrs on 20 February. A familiarisation haul was completed successfully on a clear tow east of Peterhead at the Buchan Deeps with the fishing gear and scanmar sensors performing well. In addition to the usual suite of sensors used to monitor net performance, we also had a Trawleye sensor away during this survey and some additional time was spent configuring this sensor for use during the survey.
With favourable weather conditions, Scotia then made passage north and arrived at the first methot station west of Orkney at 0500hrs on 21 February. This was completed successfully and yielded 6 herring larvae. In addition, 2 calibration tows were completed in order to test the efficiency of the flow meter. Fishing operations commenced on station 5 at 0630hrs the same day west of Orkney.

With moderate winds over the next four days Scotia proceeded west and north successfully completing the fishing and methot stations in the northern most part of the area albeit with the survey trawl suffering constant wing damage on the harder ground that defines this part of the survey area.

Thursday 25 February saw the arrival of storm force NE winds, which had been expected but arrived earlier than anticipated. With the bad weather set to remain for around 48hrs the decision was made to dodge south from St Kilda and then head east in to the Minch where the protection of the islands would hopefully allow fishing operations to resume. Scotia arr
Chief scientistFinlay Burns (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRV1002
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0310S cruise report 0310s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Orkney
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0310S cruise track — 0310strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
57  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Concentration of suspended particulate material in the water column
Temperature of the water column
Reference numbers

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11416792010-02-21 06:35 58° 49' 8" N  3° 41' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141679
11416802010-02-21 11:14 59° 26' 27" N  3° 52' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141680
11416922010-02-21 13:43 59° 13' 57" N  4° 3' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141692
11417112010-02-21 17:46 59° 13' 7" N  4° 50' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141711
11417232010-02-22 11:38 59° 10' 28" N  5° 5' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141723
11417352010-02-22 14:47 59° 1' 56" N  5° 46' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141735
11417472010-02-22 18:57 59° 14' 1" N  6° 32' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141747
11417592010-02-23 05:27 58° 46' 5" N  6° 8' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141759
11417602010-02-23 09:42 58° 50' 30" N  6° 48' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141760
11417722010-02-23 11:56 58° 42' 29" N  7° 9' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141772
11417842010-02-23 14:12 58° 30' 22" N  7° 24' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141784
11417962010-02-23 17:50 58° 14' 43" N  7° 20' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141796
11418032010-02-24 04:37 58° 25' 0" N  7° 51' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141803
11418152010-02-24 09:15 58° 31' 46" N  8° 0' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141815
11418272010-02-24 12:02 58° 20' 9" N  8° 28' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141827
11418392010-02-24 15:12 58° 5' 7" N  9° 0' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141839
11418402010-02-24 18:10 58° 0' 5" N  8° 52' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141840
11418522010-02-26 12:47 57° 5' 6" N  7° 2' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141852
11418642010-02-26 15:16 57° 7' 41" N  6° 44' 4" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141864
11418762010-02-27 11:50 57° 55' 44" N  8° 45' 51" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141876
11418882010-02-27 16:50 58° 15' 10" N  9° 11' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141888
11419072010-02-27 21:57 57° 43' 26" N  9° 5' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141907
11419192010-02-28 07:01 57° 21' 11" N  8° 28' 29" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141919
11419202010-02-28 10:01 57° 19' 6" N  8° 59' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141920
11419322010-02-28 16:19 56° 49' 46" N  8° 33' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141932
11419442010-02-28 19:41 56° 35' 39" N  8° 32' 3" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141944
11419562010-03-01 08:22 56° 9' 30" N  9° 5' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141956
11419682010-03-01 10:52 55° 47' 4" N  9° 4' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141968
11419812010-03-01 13:44 55° 28' 21" N  9° 9' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141981
11419932010-03-01 19:43 55° 8' 24" N  10° 4' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1141993
11420072010-03-02 05:27 55° 9' 0" N  9° 22' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142007
11420192010-03-02 10:44 55° 20' 59" N  8° 27' 48" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142019
11420202010-03-02 14:27 55° 28' 20" N  7° 39' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142020
11420322010-03-02 19:28 55° 21' 16" N  6° 42' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142032
11420442010-03-04 12:03 55° 42' 55" N  5° 9' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142044
11420562010-03-04 15:52 55° 25' 57" N  4° 52' 0" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142056
11420682010-03-04 17:26 55° 16' 51" N  5° 11' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142068
11420812010-03-05 06:04 55° 54' 20" N  6° 44' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142081
11420932010-03-05 09:47 55° 59' 53" N  7° 12' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142093
11421002010-03-05 12:27 55° 49' 6" N  7° 38' 33" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142100
11421122010-03-05 15:03 55° 48' 29" N  8° 10' 31" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142112
11421242010-03-06 09:43 56° 34' 45" N  8° 34' 18" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142124
11421362010-03-06 12:24 56° 21' 13" N  8° 31' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142136
11421482010-03-06 18:07 56° 13' 5" N  7° 11' 47" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142148
11421612010-03-07 06:52 56° 36' 34" N  7° 20' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142161
11421732010-03-07 08:50 56° 35' 12" N  7° 17' 8" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142173
11421852010-03-07 10:57 56° 28' 40" N  7° 30' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142185
11421972010-03-07 14:14 56° 23' 25" N  6° 45' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142197
11422042010-03-08 09:24 57° 46' 13" N  5° 57' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142204
11422162010-03-08 12:01 57° 54' 8" N  6° 11' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142216
11422282010-03-08 14:04 58° 5' 21" N  6° 7' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142228
11422412010-03-08 16:34 58° 4' 49" N  5° 44' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142241
11422532010-03-09 07:32 58° 26' 39" N  5° 40' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142253
11422652010-03-09 10:04 58° 24' 56" N  5° 59' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142265
11422772010-03-09 12:36 58° 33' 29" N  5° 36' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142277
11422892010-03-10 07:59 59° 13' 54" N  6° 33' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142289
11422902010-03-10 15:47 58° 42' 40" N  4° 26' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1142290