Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1400S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1400S
Cruise period2000-09-02 — 2000-09-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To map the composition, distribution and abundance of shelf edge and slope species, including anglerfish and megrim.
2. To investigate the occurrence of Nephrops on the upper shelf slope using the TV sledge and drop frame systems.
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMF01T
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1400S cruise report sc14_00.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of the Outer Hebrides and NW of Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1400S cruise track — trk4492.html
Measurements 
Contamination 
Contaminants in organismsQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: 2 hour tows at varying depths to estimate abundance and diversity of deep water species. Weight/length relationships established. Samples recovered for chemical and DNA analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: 2 hour tows at varying depths to estimate abundance and diversity of deep water species. Weight/length relationships established. Samples recovered for chemical and DNA analysis.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: In situ recording of seabed between 500-600 metres for estimation of Nephrops stocks from burrow counts.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: 2 hour tows at varying depths to estimate abundance and diversity of deep water species. Weight/length relationships established. Samples recovered for chemical and DNA analysis.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: 2 hour tows at varying depths to estimate abundance and diversity of deep water species. Weight/length relationships established. Samples recovered for chemical and DNA analysis.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: In situ recording of seabed between 500-600 metres for estimation of Nephrops stocks from burrow counts.