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FRV Scotia 1601S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1601S
Cruise period2001-10-23 — 2001-11-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To take part in the ICES coordinated Western Division Demersal Trawling Survey.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data at each trawling position.
3. To carry out benthic sampling at selected trawling stations.
Chief scientistAlexander P Robb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectWestern Divison IBTS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1601S cruise report sc16_01.pdf (0.25 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 of Scotland, NW Ireland, Irish Sea
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1601S cruise track — sc16_01track.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: CTD deployed at each trawl station.
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Thermosalinograph run continuously during cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of cores = 18
Description: Infauna sampled with usnel box corer or day grab.
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: Epibenthos sampled using beam trawl. Animals indetifed to species level for selected bottom trawl stations.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: Bottom trawl hauls with GOV net, catch quantified, identified and length, sex, maturity and age recorded. Live and gutted weights recorded for all aged fish.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 77
Description: Bottom trawl hauls with GOV net, catch quantified, identified and length, sex, maturity and age recorded. Live and gutted weights recorded for all aged fish.