FRV Scotia 1699S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1699S
Cruise period1999-10-06 — 1999-10-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake pelagic fishing trials using both upper and lower net drum winches.
2. To carry out fully instrumented engineering performance measurements on PT 168.
3. To conduct joint trials with the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) on the efficiency of a size selective mackerel grid installed in a pelagic trawl.
4. To measure water flow in front of, below and behind the grid at typical towing speeds.
5. To obtain video film of mackerel behaviour while selection is taking place.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1699S cruise report sc16_99.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorthern North Sea and NW of Shetland
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: Trawl hauls, Including 21 hours of video film