FRV Scotia 1800S_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1800S_2
Cruise period2000-11-30 — 2000-12-04
Port of departureScrabster, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess the performance of the newly designed small mesh cod-end cover with respect to its effect on the geometry and water flow in the cod-end of the trawl.
2. To mount and operate the Seabat sonar on the remote controlled television vehicle (RCTV) to obtain information of fish populations in the mouth and ahead of the trawl and to obtain simultaneous video footage using the SIT camera where possible to give information on species identification.
3. To assess the performance of the ROS 20/20 Navigator camera on the RCTV and obtain quantitative footage of fish numbers passing into the cod-end by positioning the RCTV up against the extension of the net.
4. To mount a camera (either ROS 20/20 or standard mini TV) on the trawl extension in order to make quantitative counts of fish passing into the cod-end.
5. To undertake further sea trials using modified Bran+Luebbe AA3 nutrient analyser.
Chief scientistRichard S T Ferro (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1800S_2 cruise report sc18_00part2.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Scottish coast and Moray Firth
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 63
Description: CTD stations
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: activity duration in hours = 20
Description: Tape recording of video and acoustic data