FRV Scotia 0599S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0599S
Cruise period1999-03-23 — 1999-04-10
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the abundance and distribution of anglerfish and megrims off the north and west coasts of Scotland.
2. To obtain information on the reproductive biology of anglerfish and megrims.
3. To sample anglerfish postlarvae.
4. To collect anglerfish tissue for genetic studies.
5. To sample spawning haddock and cod.
6. To collect morphometric data from black scabbardfish.
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0599S cruise report sc05_99.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Outer Hebrides to north of Shetland
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 19
Description: Salinity measurements underway (surface)
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 44
Description: Bottom temperature recorded by minilogger attached to trawl
Biology and fisheries 
NektonQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: Trawl hauls, Methot Net (Ichthyoplankton/Nekton)
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 44
Description: Trawl Hauls, Fishing depths: 100-1090m