FRV Scotia 1598S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||1998-09-01 — 1998-09-18|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nethrops in the Firth of Forth, Fladen Ground and North Minch using underwater television. If time permits, the survey will include stations at the Noup and Moray Firth.
2. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
3. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of whelks and other shellfish species of potential commercial importance.
4. To carry out Nephrops trawling in each stratum throughout the survey areas for size composition analysis and examination of biological features.
|Chief scientist||Nick Bailey (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.20 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
|Specific||Firth of Forth, Fladen Ground and North Minch|
|Track charts||(0.03 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 14|
Description: 50mm Prawn Trawl used to make trawl hauls of 30 minutes for data on Nephrops sex ration, size composition and ovary condition.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of stations = 164|
Description: sediment samples taken at each station using a Day Grab for later analysis in the laboratory.
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of deployments = 164|
Description: television sledge runs of 10 minutes duration.