Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 0492S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier0492S
Cruise period1992-04-18 — 1992-05-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for mackerel and horse mackerel eggs on the "western" stocks of those species.
2. To sample adult mackerel to obtain ovary samples for estimation of atresia.
3. To sample adult horse mackerel to obtain ovary samples for estimation of fecundity.
4. To monitor temperature and salinity in the sampling area.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMackerel Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0492S cruise report sc04_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest Ireland / Biscay
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0492S cruise track — trk3869a.html FRV Scotia 0492S cruise track — trk3869b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 16
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 112
Description: stations, towed CTD oblique hauls (H10)
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 112
Description: stations, Mackerel and Horse Mackerel eggs
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: stations, fecundity and atresia samples