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FRV Scotia 4/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier4/68
Cruise period1968-05-23 — 1968-06-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesThe objective of this cruise was to evaluate the performance of several types of otterboard. The same net (30 ft Aberdeen with double sweep) was used on all tests to establish a common basis for the results and tests were carried out on the following types of otterboard:
A) conventional flat boards.
B) 'V' boards. There were four attachment points available for connecting the towing warp to the boards, and tests were carried out with all of these.
C) Cambered boards.
D) "Fibreglass" flat boards. These were of a novel design, having a metal keel and frame as for type (a) but with the body made of fibreglass with a chipboard centre.
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 4/68 cruise report sc04_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: otterboard tests