FRV Scotia 0900S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0900S
Cruise period2000-06-12 — 2000-06-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground, North Minch, South Minch and Firth of Clyde using underwater television. If time permits, the survey will include stations at the Noup.
2. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
3. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of whelks and other shellfish species of potential commercial importance.
4. To carry out Nephrops trawling in each stratum throughout the survey areas for size composition analysis and examination of biological features.
5. To collect samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition in different areas.
Chief scientistNick Bailey (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0900S cruise report sc09_00.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScottish coast and North Sea: Fladen Ground, Noup, North Minch, South Minch, Firth of Clyde
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0900S cruise track — trk4510.html
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: Trawls for Nephrops
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of image series = 185
Description: TV survey of Nephrops
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 185
Description: Day grabs for particle size analysis