Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1285S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1285S
Cruise period1985-11-29 — 1985-12-19
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an exploratory survey for 0 and I ground mackerel.
2. To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring.
3. To collect live skate for behavioural studies.
4. To test the efficiency of the plankton winch when used with the Isaacs Kidd net.
Chief scientistPeter Hopkins (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1285S cruise report sc12_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth of Scotland, Minches, west of Outer Hebrides, north and west of Ireland, Donegal Bay, Pentland Firth, east coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1285S cruise track — trk3187a.html FRV Scotia 1285S cruise track — trk3187b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 44
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 44
Description: GOV trawls.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 44