Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1698S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1698S
Cruise period1998-09-22 — 1998-09-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops 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 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 scientistAlexander P Robb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1698S cruise report sc16_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland, Continental Shelf Edge, Rockall Trough, NE Atlantic
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1698S cruise track — trk4365.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: Trawl Hauls - Length, Age,Weight, Sex, Maturity
Sea level (inc. bot. press., inverted echosounder)Quantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: Trawl Hauls - Nearbed Temperature Data
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: Hauls - Methot Net, Mesopelagic species analysed for Mercury Content
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: Trawl Hauls - Length, Age,Weight, Sex, Maturity