Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1196S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier1196S
Cruise period1996-06-20 — 1996-07-08
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground, Firth of Forth, Moray Firth, North Minch, Noup and Burra Haaf at Shetland using underwater television.
2. To evaluate the use of the RoxAnn seabed discrimination system for estimating burrow density.
3. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
4. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas and to collect samples for genetic analysis.
5. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of whelks and to use the trawl surveys to collect biological data on the various species encountered. Data on other shellfish species of potential commercial importance will also be collected if time permits.
6. To sample Nephrops larvae at sites across the Fladen Ground using a Methot Net.
Chief scientistNick Bailey (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1196S cruise report sc11_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFladen Ground, Firth of Forth, Moray Firth, North Minch, Noup
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1196S cruise track — trk4270.html
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 12
Description: for Nephrops using a 50mm Prawn Net.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 127
Description: Day grabs
Magnetic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 3
Description: Runs
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: RoxAnn
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 127
Description: TV Sledge tows