FRV Scotia 1618S

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1618S
Cruise period2018-10-28 — 2018-11-08
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. To carryout catch comparison trials to compare the fishing performance of the BT237 against the standard survey trawl BT137 GOV rigged with A gear.
2. To assess the fishing performance, in terms of gear geometry, of the new Vonin 'Flyer' kite as a replacement for the standard metal kite used with BT137.


The fishing gear will be loaded aboard (BT137 - 24/10 & BT237 - 25/10) and rigged prior to the start of the survey. The BT137 with ground gear A will be rigged on the top net drum and the BT237 trawl rigged on the lower net drum. The polyvalent doors will be used with both trawls throughout the survey, spare set stored on the upper castles. Scotia will sail on 28 October and after all safety drills have been completed make passage for the Moray Firth where shakedown hauls will be made with both trawls. Thereafter and weather permitting the vessel will proceed north to fishing grounds East of the Orkneys or Shetland Islands. The intention is to conduct daily trawling operations from 07:00 until 21:00hrs.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1618S cruise programme 1618s.pdf  (0.02 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea