FRV Scotia 0500S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0500S
Cruise period2000-03-27 — 2000-04-10
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesBottom trawl survey of Monkfish (Lophius) and Megrims (lepidorhombus) west of the British Isles.

1. To survey the abundance and distribution of anglerfishes and megrims off the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland.
2. To obtain information on the age, growth, reproductive status and population structure of anglerfishes and megrims.
3. To sample anglerfish postlarvae.
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0500S cruise report sc05_00.pdf (0.60 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest coast of Scotland and Ireland
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0500S cruise track — trk4476.html
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: Tows, Bottom temperature measurements made with minilogger attached to trawl headline.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: Trawl hauls, Lengths and Numbers of each species of fish.