FRV Scotia 1602S
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (748S)|
|Cruise period||2002-10-30 — 2002-11-08|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1) 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 scientist||David G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of deployments = 6|
Description: Fully instrumented tows of GOV nets to assess feasibility of twin trawling.