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FRV Scotia 1000S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1000S
Cruise period2000-07-05 — 2000-07-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To participate in an ICES coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey in the north western North Sea and north of Scotland between 58° to 61° 30' N and 4° W to 2° E, excluding Norwegian and Faroese waters.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity and ichthyophonus infection.
3. To obtain hydrographic data for comparison with the horizontal and vertical distribution of herring.
4. To carry out an acoustic inter-calibration with the Norwegian research vessel GO Sars.
Chief scientistPaul G Fernandes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectNorth Sea Herring Acoustic Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1000S cruise report sc10_00.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth western North Sea, Orkney and Shetland Islands
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1000S cruise track — trk4484.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Sea surface temperature and salinity for hydrography
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: Water bottles for CTD calibration
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 47
Description: CTD casts for hydrography
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 10329
Description: Herring for length.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 3400
Description: Herring for age, sex, maturity and weight.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 45
Description: Pelagic fish trawl hauls for fish species identification
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 5509.7
Description: Vertical echosounder data at 18, 38, 120 and 200 kHz. For echo integration to calculate fish biomass
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: track kilometres = 5509.7
Description: Vertical echosounder data at 18, 38, 120 and 200 kHz. For echo integration to calculate fish biomass