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FRV Scotia 0400S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0400S
Cruise period2000-03-02 — 2000-03-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coasts of Scotland and Irish Sea.
2. To collect sea water samples at Cape Wrath for SEPA.
3. To collect quantity of oiled well cuttings by grab at abandoned well site in block 13/28.
Scotia sailed at 1200 on 2nd March and, after obtaining samples for objective 3, proceeded with trawling survey. All stations were completed with CTD being deployed when operational and weather allowed. Thermosalinigraph operated throughout trip. Water samples collected as needed for objective 2. Vessel returned to Aberdeen early hours of 20 March 2000.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0400S cruise report sc04_00.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west coasts of Scotland, north coast of Ireland, Irish Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0400S cruise track — sc04_00track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Thermosalinigraph operated throughout trip
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: CTD or bottles deployed depending on avalibility of working equipment
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Description: CTD or bottles deployed depending on avalibility of working equipment
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 66
Description: 30 minute hauls using GOV trawl (demersal) to obtain length and age composition data on Cod, Haddock, Whiting, Saithe, Norway Pout, Sprat, Herring and Mackerel, Length data collected on all other species. Analysis to be completed on shore to determine relative abundance.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 66
Description: 30 minute hauls using GOV trawl (demersal) to obtain length and age composition data on Cod, Haddock, Whiting, Saithe, Norway Pout, Sprat, Herring and Mackerel, Length data collected on all other species. Analysis to be completed on shore to determine relative abundance.