Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0406S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0406S
Cruise period2006-03-11 — 2006-03-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coasts of Scotland and Irish Sea.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data from the surface and seabed at each trawling station.
3. Trial and evaluate the NOAA Bottom Contact Sensor.
4. Collect additional biological data in connection with the EU Data Directive 1639/2001.
5. Collection of various ad hoc preserved tissue samples, live and frozen fish.
6. Digital photographic images of maturity stages of the key commercial species.
7. Identify, quantify and record all Benthic species caught.

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 0900 on Saturday 11 March, and proceeded to make passage to the first trawling station at position 58.42N 04.26W. Fishing commenced at 0930 on 12 March in strong to gale force southerly winds, with 3 hauls completed for the day, Scotia proceeded overnight into the Minch. With a settled weather outlook Scotia completed the Minch stations and then worked west and south, trawling continued for the next 8 days with 39 hauls being completed prior to the mid trip break. Scotia docked in Dublin at 0730 on 21 March for the half landing and to facilitate personnel changes. On sailing from Dublin at 1030 on 22 March, Scotia completed the remaining Irish Sea stations and made passage to the Clyde. Trawling continued in the Clyde, Tiree, Skerryvore, Stanton Banks, Summer Isles, Butt of Lewis and West Orkney regions until 1330 on 30 March. With the survey completed Scotia made way for Aberdeen and docked at 0700 on the morning of 31 March.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectRV0602
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0406S cruise report 0406s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificIrish Sea; continental shelf west and north of Scotland and Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0406S cruise track — 0406strk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 72
Description: CTD profiles collected at trawl stations.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of measurements = 1
Description: The thermosalinograph was run all throughout the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise, a variety of fish were caught during the cruise.
Pelagic fishDescription: Data on the length, weight, sex and maturity of fish were collected throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: Data on the length, weight, sex and maturity of fish were collected throughout the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise, a variety of fish were caught during the cruise.
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
72  CTD/STD cast
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column
Density of the water column
Electrical conductivity of the water column
Vertical spatial coordinates
Salinity of the water column
Temperature of the water column

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
7291922006-03-12 09:06 58° 43' 31" N  4° 17' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729192
7292112006-03-12 14:36 58° 36' 8" N  5° 39' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729211
7292232006-03-12 18:58 58° 19' 19" N  6° 6' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729223
7292352006-03-13 06:08 57° 47' 20" N  5° 59' 49" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729235
7292472006-03-13 11:55 57° 58' 40" N  6° 15' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729247
7292592006-03-13 14:35 58° 3' 3" N  5° 45' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729259
7292602006-03-13 18:58 58° 24' 37" N  5° 43' 21" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729260
7292722006-03-14 06:11 59° 14' 43" N  6° 26' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729272
7292842006-03-14 10:52 58° 51' 16" N  6° 46' 9" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729284
7292962006-03-14 13:16 58° 43' 42" N  7° 8' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729296
7293032006-03-14 19:15 58° 13' 29" N  7° 19' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729303
7293152006-03-15 06:02 58° 31' 13" N  7° 58' 6" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729315
7293272006-03-15 12:23 58° 18' 52" N  9° 4' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729327
7293392006-03-15 15:23 58° 4' 57" N  9° 0' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729339
7293402006-03-15 19:16 58° 4' 16" N  8° 49' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729340
7293522006-03-16 06:01 57° 45' 11" N  9° 3' 1" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729352
7293642006-03-16 09:22 57° 39' 42" N  8° 30' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729364
7293762006-03-16 12:19 57° 20' 30" N  8° 28' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729376
7293882006-03-16 16:18 57° 18' 42" N  9° 7' 37" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729388
7294072006-03-17 06:04 56° 46' 6" N  9° 0' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729407
7294192006-03-17 09:06 56° 48' 47" N  8° 33' 52" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729419
7294202006-03-17 11:27 56° 36' 54" N  8° 26' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729420
7294322006-03-17 14:55 56° 22' 18" N  8° 31' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729432
7294442006-03-17 17:47 56° 14' 45" N  8° 23' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729444
7294562006-03-18 06:01 56° 14' 5" N  9° 7' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729456
7294682006-03-18 09:27 55° 49' 8" N  9° 5' 13" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729468
7294812006-03-18 13:10 55° 48' 35" N  9° 5' 25" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729481
7294932006-03-18 18:56 55° 8' 15" N  10° 4' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729493
7295002006-03-19 06:06 55° 8' 28" N  9° 22' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729500
7295122006-03-19 10:40 55° 20' 57" N  8° 28' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729512
7295242006-03-19 13:49 55° 49' 42" N  8° 21' 35" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729524
7295362006-03-19 18:58 55° 26' 57" N  7° 26' 40" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729536
7295482006-03-20 06:02 54° 31' 1" N  5° 13' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729548
7295612006-03-20 08:55 54° 15' 23" N  5° 22' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729561
7295732006-03-20 11:40 54° 20' 13" N  4° 57' 42" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729573
7295852006-03-20 14:16 54° 2' 33" N  5° 10' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729585
7295972006-03-20 17:52 53° 44' 10" N  5° 37' 56" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729597
7296042006-03-22 19:25 53° 43' 57" N  4° 12' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729604
7296162006-03-23 06:04 53° 54' 40" N  3° 51' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729616
7296282006-03-23 08:06 54° 4' 46" N  3° 38' 22" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729628
7296412006-03-23 10:17 54° 4' 12" N  3° 59' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729641
7296532006-03-23 12:44 54° 19' 55" N  3° 48' 55" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729653
7296652006-03-23 14:45 54° 34' 7" N  3° 53' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729665
7296772006-03-23 16:51 54° 36' 47" N  4° 6' 24" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729677
7296892006-03-24 06:04 55° 27' 35" N  4° 48' 50" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729689
7296902006-03-24 08:24 55° 16' 56" N  5° 11' 36" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729690
7297082006-03-24 13:33 55° 25' 7" N  6° 45' 10" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729708
7297212006-03-24 18:36 55° 56' 37" N  6° 41' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729721
7297332006-03-25 06:04 55° 50' 4" N  7° 47' 44" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729733
7297452006-03-25 08:43 55° 58' 32" N  7° 19' 57" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729745
7297572006-03-25 11:03 56° 11' 0" N  7° 24' 16" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729757
7297692006-03-25 13:25 56° 26' 17" N  7° 26' 38" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729769
7297702006-03-25 19:07 56° 25' 54" N  6° 42' 20" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729770
7297822006-03-26 05:37 56° 32' 26" N  7° 20' 45" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729782
7297942006-03-26 07:28 56° 38' 30" N  7° 24' 53" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729794
7298012006-03-26 09:59 56° 44' 18" N  6° 59' 23" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729801
7298132006-03-26 12:54 57° 4' 59" N  7° 2' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729813
7298252006-03-26 15:53 57° 7' 58" N  6° 37' 32" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729825
7298372006-03-27 05:35 58° 4' 59" N  6° 11' 41" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729837
7298492006-03-27 08:41 58° 23' 46" N  6° 0' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729849
7298502006-03-27 13:13 58° 45' 32" N  6° 11' 17" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729850
7298622006-03-27 18:07 59° 1' 22" N  5° 47' 5" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729862
7298742006-03-28 05:32 59° 23' 56" N  5° 17' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729874
7298862006-03-28 10:27 59° 15' 34" N  6° 20' 7" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729886
7298982006-03-28 14:23 58° 49' 52" N  5° 56' 15" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729898
7299052006-03-28 18:29 58° 35' 44" N  5° 36' 43" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729905
7299172006-03-29 05:34 59° 20' 44" N  5° 4' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729917
7299292006-03-29 08:00 59° 35' 27" N  5° 9' 2" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729929
7299302006-03-29 11:00 59° 45' 20" N  4° 39' 34" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729930
7299422006-03-30 05:32 59° 12' 49" N  4° 8' 58" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729942
7299542006-03-30 07:37 59° 24' 10" N  3° 58' 19" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729954
7299662006-03-30 12:40 58° 51' 51" N  3° 46' 12" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 729966