Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1302S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1302S
Cruise period2002-08-31 — 2002-09-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To undertake a limited demersal survey on the Rockall Plateau.
2. To map the composition, distribution and abundance of shelf edge and slope species.
3. To investigate the occurrence of Nephrops on the upper shelf slope using a TV sledge and a drop frame.
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1302S cruise report sc13_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Plateau; shelf edge west of Ireland and Scotland between 54 and 59 N
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1302S cruise track — 1302strack1.pdf (00 MB)  FRV Scotia 1302S cruise track — 1302strack2.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 30
Description: Length measurements, weight and numbers of all fish. Age structure of haddock stock
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: Length measurements, weight and numbers of all fish.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 21
Description: Video recordings to estimate Nephrops burrow density.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: Length measurements, weight and numbers of all fish.