FRV Scotia 4/82 PT1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (749S)
Cruise identifier4/82 PT1
Cruise period1982-04-14 — 1982-04-22
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To test a dual beam echo-sounder for fish target strength assessment.
2. To obtain in situ target strength measurements for blue whiting.
Chief scientistSinclair T Forbes (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 4/82 PT1 cruise report sc04_82part1.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth coast of Scotland, Outer Hebrides, St Kilda, continental shelf edge NW of Scotland, Orkney
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: in situ measurements of blue whiting.
Gear researchDescription: performance measurements made on newly installed Simrad EK400 scientific echosounder system.