FRV Scotia 0900S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2000-06-12 — 2000-06-30|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground, North Minch, South Minch and Firth of Clyde using underwater television. If time permits, the survey will include stations at the Noup.
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.
5. To collect samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition in different areas.
|Chief scientist||Nick Bailey (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.13 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||Scottish coast and North Sea: Fladen Ground, Noup, North Minch, South Minch, Firth of Clyde|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 11|
Description: Trawls for Nephrops
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of image series = 185|
Description: TV survey of Nephrops
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 185|
Description: Day grabs for particle size analysis