Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0805S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0805S
Cruise period2005-06-04 — 2005-06-24
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesA) To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground, Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch and Stanton Banks using underwater television. If time permits the survey will also include stations in the Sound of Jura, Noup and Devil's Hole.
B) 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.
C) To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station. To collect additional sediment samples from the Fladen Ground for the Analytical Investigations group.
D) To carry out Nephrops trawling in each stratum throughout the survey areas for size and sex composition analysis and examination of biological features.
E) To collect samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition and morphometrics in different areas. Information on size at maturity collected will contribute to EU data gathering regulation requirements.
F) To collect samples of Arctica islandica for studies of shell chemistry and age.
G) To conduct video transects of the Buzzard Field site to collect baseline data for Serpent project.
H) Following a request from SEARAD during the cruise, additional stations were completed in the Applecross area

The hald landing took place from the 14/06/2005 until the 15/06/2005.
Chief scientistIan D Tuck (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 0805S cruise programme 0805s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0805S cruise report 0805s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea (Buzzard Field, Fladen Ground, Devil's Hole), north coast of Scotland (the Noup) and west coast of Scotland (Firth of Clyde, Minches, Stanton Bank, Sound of Jura, Applecross area)
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0805S cruise track — scotia08_05trk.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 263
Description: Underwater TV camera
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 17
Description: Nephrops trawling