FRV Scotia 0701S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0701S
Cruise period2001-04-10 — 2001-04-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out mackerel egg survey (ICES Triennial Survey) on the western shelf edge.
2) To collect fish samples, by trawling, for atresia and maturity assessment.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Iain M Gibb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES Triennial Survey
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0701S cruise report sc07_01.pdf (0.43 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShelf edge west of the UK and Ireland; western approaches
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0701S cruise track — 0701strk.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 165
Description: CTD profile at each station
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Thermosalinograph measurements underway
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 165
Description: Plankton stations (Gulf III). samples were sorted for fish eggs of mackerel and horse mackerel
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Trawls for mackerel to collect mackerel ovaries for fecundity and atresia studies. Length, total weight, liver weight and age also noted.