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FRV Scotia 0401S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0401S
Cruise period2001-02-27 — 2001-03-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. Demersal trawling survey of the grounds off the north and west coasts of Scotland and Irish Sea.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data from surface and sea bed at each trawling position.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Project(VIA) West of Scotland, Ground fish surveys
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0401S cruise report sc04_01.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west coasts of Scotland; Irish Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0401S cruise track — trk4507.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Thermosalinograph used continuously throughout trip.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 57
Description: CTD deployed at start of each station (sampled for trawling)
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 57
Description: GOV trawl with small mesh liner towed for 30mins at each station. Length measurements taken for each species encountered. Age samples taken for Cod, Haddock,Mackerel,Whiting, Saithe, Norway Pout,Herring and Sprat. Data collected to provide index in relation to numbers at age for each species.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 57
Description: GOV trawl with small mesh liner towed for 30mins at each station. Length measurements taken for each species encountered. Age samples taken for Cod, Haddock,Mackerel,Whiting, Saithe, Norway Pout,Herring and Sprat. Data collected to provide index in relation to numbers at age for each species.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 57
Description: GOV trawl with small mesh liner towed for 30mins at each station. Length measurements taken for each species encountered. Age samples taken for Cod, Haddock,Mackerel,Whiting, Saithe, Norway Pout,Herring and Sprat. Data collected to provide index in relation to numbers at age for each species.