FRV Scotia 10/49
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (747S)|
|Cruise period||1949-10-15 — 1949-10-24|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The object of this experiment was to compare the fishing capacities of "Explorer's" 46ft net with "Scotia's" 30ft one, and to gauge the effect on both gears of the fitting of a small mesh cover.
A suitable ground was to be found, if possible in the vicinity of Aberdeen, which would yield at least two baskets per haul. Six hauls per day were to be carried out, three with small mesh on and three without. The hauls were of one hour's duration. 80mm cod ends were used initially by both ships, and measurements were carried out from time to time to determine any changes in mesh size.
The fish caught were sorted into species, counted, measured and weighed.
|Chief scientist||Robert W Ellis (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Description: A number of hauls were made thoughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Demersal fish||Description: A number of hauls were made thoughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.|