Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0787S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0787S
Cruise period1987-07-15 — 1987-08-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey of herring in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland.
2. To carry out target strength measurements on identified herring traces.
3. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis.
4. To test plankton gear.
5. To obtain hydrographic samples for radio caesium monitoring.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectHerring Acoustic Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0787S cruise report sc07_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney, Shetland, NW North Sea, Outer Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0787S cruise track — trk3352.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Birds
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: biomass determination
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Gear researchDescription: Trials and collection of engineering data on the Aberdeen version of the METHOT net.