Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1507S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1507S
Cruise period2007-10-19 — 2007-10-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesObjectives

1. Carry out trials with ground gear bags on the monk fish trawl.

2. To test Towed Underwater Video Multiplexer Unit (VMUX)

Narrative

Scotia sailed from Aberdeen at 0600 on 19 October and immediately carried out a test tow of the fishing gear in Aberdeen Bay. This was completed successfully and the vessel then proceeded to the area of the Galeen holes NW of Orkney to carry out the experimental work. The vessel remained in this area for one day and then moved operations to the Otter Bank area, 85 nautical miles west of Shetland. Operations involved deploying the monk net with ground gear bags, and towing for 30 minutes. A camera was mounted on the headline when light levels allowed.

Weather remained fair throughout. Fishing operations were carried out from approximately 0800 to 2100. VMUX operations were carried out at night between these times.

The vessel then steamed to Aberdeen arriving at approximately 0700 on 24 October.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMF0354
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1507S cruise report 1507s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificEast coast of Scotland, seas around Orkney and Shetland