Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1296S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1296S
Cruise period1996-07-13 — 1996-07-31
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland from 58º and 62ºN and 4ºW and 1ºE excluding Faeroese waters.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, maturity and ichthyophonus infection rates.
3. Obtain CTD and XBT profiles and sea surface T&S for analysis of herring distribution data.
Chief scientistEdmund John Simmonds (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAcoustic and midwater fishing survey for NS herring
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1296S cruise report sc12_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth western North Sea and north of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1296S cruise track — trk4256.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 19
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 24
Description: XBT casts
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 55
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: Trawl hauls