FRV Scotia 3/82
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (749S)|
|Cruise period||1982-03-17 — 1982-04-05|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||D N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.20 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
|Specific||Porcupine Bank, Rockall Bank, Rosemary Bank, continental shelf edge west of Scotland and Ireland, west of Shetland|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: 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.|