FRV Scotia 4/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier4/81
Cruise period1981-04-30 — 1981-05-11
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo assess the fishing performance of the new small Jackson Pelagic Trawl (PT160) and to improve pelagic trawling techniques on "Scotia".
Chief scientistPeter A M Stewart (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 4/81 cruise report sc04_81.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest coast of Scotland, North Minch, Sound of Raasay, east of Barra, southwest of St Kilda, Shiant East Bank, Curachan Bank, North Rona, Barra Head, Tiumpan Head
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fish
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 16
Description: Assessing the performance of the new small Jackson Pelagic Trawl. 9 hauls for gear engineering trials, 7 hauls for fishing trials. Samples were taken from all catches and frozen for later examination at the Laboratory