Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 6/54

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/54
Cruise period1954-09-04 — 1954-09-25
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To make a herring larvae survey.
2. To investigate the operational dimensions of the Swedish bottom herring trawl.
3. To test the Swedish herring trawl and the Icelandic trawl in the Fladen area.
Chief scientistW Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/54 cruise report sc06_54.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificWest of Orkney, Moray Firth, Fladen Ground.
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls took place during the cruise. Some herring was discovered in the nets. No. of hauls not noted.
Eggs and larvaeDescription: A number of plankton hauls took place during the cruise. Some herring was discovered in the nets. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 231
Description: A number hauls were made but catches were poor, few herring were tagged.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 231
Description: A number hauls were made but catches were poor, few herring were tagged.
Gear researchDescription: A number of trawling trials took place during the cruise. No. of trials not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: The echo-sounder was used during herring trawling. Echoes were noted and returned to the laboratory. No. of deployments not noted.