FRV Scotia 1484S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1484S
Cruise period1984-11-29 — 1984-12-18
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an echo integrator survey for sprats in the Western North Sea between the Moray Firth and Flamborough Head.
2. To identify the echo traces using midwater trawls PT154 (Young Gadoid Trawl) and the Isaacs Kidd midwater trawl, and to sample the fish caught.
3. To collect acoustic data from each consecutive transmission for subsequent detailed analysis.
4. To test 57kHz transponders with the SX200 sonar system.
Chief scientistJ Ian Edwards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1484S cruise report sc14_84.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificWestern North Sea between Moray Firth and Flamborough Head
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1484S cruise track — trk3082.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: trawl hauls made to identify fish traces.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 6482
Description: Simrad SX202 sonar.