Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0190S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0190S
Cruise period1990-01-04 — 1990-01-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out an echointegration survey of herring and mackerel off the north and west coasts of Scotland
2) To collect biological data from catches of herring and mackerel
3) To collect water samples for radio-caesium monitoring
4) To record sea-surface temperatures and salinities in the survey area
5) Caesium samples were taken

''Scotia'' docked in Stornoway on the 15/01/1990 departing on the 16/01/1990. The ship sheltered in Broad Bay from the 16/01/1990 until the 17/01/1990 and again on the 19/01/1990 in Village Bay, St Kilda
Chief scientistPeter Hopkins (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0190S cruise report sc1_90.pdf — access key 'C' (1.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland, Inganess Bay, Minch, Stanton Banks, Loch Erisort, Flannan Isles, Butt of Lewis, St Kilda, Barra Head, Cape Wrath, Pentland Firth, Fair Isle
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0190S cruise track — trk3633.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 317
Description: Otoliths taken
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: trawls, 3 foul, 1 with zero catch. Herring sampled
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 200
Description: Fish weighed to establish weight-length relationships
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: run throughout cruise