FRV Scotia 3/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier3/82
Cruise period1982-03-17 — 1982-04-05
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct an acoustic survey of the blue whiting stocks west of the British Isles by means of echo-integration and trawl sampling.
2. To obtain single fish echo data using a dual beam transducer for the estimation of the in situ target strength of blue whiting.
3. To collect samples of sea water and deep-water fish other than blue whiting, in particular Gonostomatidae.
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 3/82 cruise report sc03_82.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificPorcupine Bank, Rockall Bank, Rosemary Bank, continental shelf edge west of Scotland and Ireland, west of Shetland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 3/82 cruise track — trk2876.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: each haul of about one hour duration for biomass determination
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: Acoustic survey of blue whiting.