FRV Scotia 1602S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1602S
Cruise period2002-10-30 — 2002-11-08
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To assess the feasibility of twin trawling with GOV nets on Scotia.
2) To obtain quantitative information on fish populations in the mouth of the trawl and between the wings using the Reson Seabat mounted on the RCTV along with simultaneous video footage using the SIT and ccd cameras to give information on species identification.
3) To use the Seabat to make an assessment of possible areas where fish escapes are high in the GOV trawl.

Due to problems with the spooling arrangements on the TV winch, it was not possible to complete objectives 2 and 3.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1602S cruise report sc16_02.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of deployments = 6
Description: Fully instrumented tows of GOV nets to assess feasibility of twin trawling.