Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 6/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/63
Cruise period1963-06-20 — 1963-07-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesSampling of the Norway lobster stocks in the South Minch, North Minch, the Moray Firth and the Firth of Forth. Also, hyrdrography and plankton surveys were undertaken
Chief scientistHarold J Thomas (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/63 cruise report sc06_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Minch, South Minch, Moray Firth, Firth of Forth
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: measurements at all stations
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: measurements at standard depth at all stations
Biology and fisheries 
Phytoplankton
Zooplankton
Pelagic fishDescription: most common white fish caught: whiting, hake and haddock
Demersal fishDescription: common white fish caught: plaice, cod, coommon dab and witch
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 22113
Description: nephrops caught