Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1401S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1401S
Cruise period2001-09-20 — 2001-10-02
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 Clyde, South Minch and Stanton Banks using underwater television. If time permits, the survey will include stations in the Sound of Jura and Noup.
2. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of other shellfish species and benthic organisms and to record evidence of trawling activity.
3. To carry out Nephrops trawling in each stratum throughout the survey areas for size and sex composition analysis and examination of biological features.
4. To collect samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition and morphometrics in different areas.
5. To make observations of edible crab stocks in the Cape Wrath to North Rona area, using underwater TV.
Chief scientistIan D Tuck (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1401S cruise report sc14_01.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScottish west coast, Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch, Sound of Jura and Stanton Banks
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: TV Survey in Sound of Jura
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 36
Description: TV survey in the Firth of Clyde.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 76
Description: TV Survey in Minches (21 in North Minch, 55 in South Minch)
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: TV survey at Stanton Banks
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 76
Description: TV Survey in Minches (21 in North Minch, 55 in South Minch)
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: TV Survey in Sound of Jura
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: TV survey at Stanton Banks
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 36
Description: TV survey in the Firth of Clyde.