Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 2/55

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier2/55
Cruise period1955-03-03 — 1955-03-14
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the distribution of herring in the area to the north of Shetland and in the north-eastern North Sea.
2. To make trials with different rigs of pelagic trawl.
Chief scientistBasil B Parrish (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 2/55 cruise report sc02_55.pdf — access key 'C' (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsFRV Scotia 2/55 cruise track — sc02_55track.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: A number of different trawls were used during the cruise to catch herring. The hauls were made in darkness over the dense shoals. Largest catch made being 318 herring. No. of hauls not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Multi-beam echosoundingDescription: The 'kingfisher' echo-sounder was used at intervals throughout the cruise. Some excellent traces were recorded. No. of deployments not noted.