FRV Scotia 1507S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2007-10-19 — 2007-10-24|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
1. Carry out trials with ground gear bags on the monk fish trawl.
2. To test Towed Underwater Video Multiplexer Unit (VMUX)
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 scientist||David G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.02 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||East coast of Scotland, seas around Orkney and Shetland|