Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 6/56

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/56
Cruise period1956-07-16 — 1956-08-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesHydrography, chemistry, plankton, trawling (shark lines, great lines, herring, pelagic trawl & corbin net) surveys. Echo-tracers.
Chief scientistJake H Fraser (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/56 cruise report sc06_56.pdf — access key 'C' (0.40 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificButt of Lewis-Faroe Bank, Rockall, West and north-west of Shetland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: measurements collected during the cruise. (No. of measurements not noted.)
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: measurements collected during the cruise. (No. of measurements not noted.)
PhosphateDescription: measurements collected during the cruise. (No. of measurements not noted.)
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: plankton hauls taken during the cruise (No. of hauls not noted)
ZooplanktonDescription: plankton hauls taken during the cruise (No. of hauls not noted)
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: A number of stations were trawled throughout the cruise. Catches of haddock were predominant.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: surface shark lines shot but none caught
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 29
Description: sharks of 5 species caught on great lines
Pelagic fishDescription: liver samples from elasmobranchs
Gear researchDescription: The corbin net was trialed throughout the cruise. Now providing good catches.