FRV Scotia 1898S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1898S
Cruise period1998-10-20 — 1998-11-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake fishing trials with BT 185.
2. To carry out detailed engineering performance measurements on above.
3. To investigate selectivity of current regulation cod-end mesh size (100mm) on deep water species.
4. To obtain video film of the behaviour of these species within the trawl cod-end.
5. To carry out pelagic trawling trials using ITI instrumentation.
6. To carry out winch calibration and training programmes.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1898S cruise report sc18_98.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW Scottish waters
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: gear trials of otter trawl and pelagic trawl.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: activity duration in hours = 7
Description: video film of fish behaviour in the cod-end.