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FRV Scotia 1203S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1203S
Cruise period2003-07-31 — 2003-08-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake an internationally co-ordinated demersal trawling survey of the North Sea.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity profiles at each trawling station.
3. To carry out benthic sampling along the track of as many trawl stations as possible.
4. To obtain (20 * 25 litres) low nutrient seawater from statistical rectangle 45F1/.

One trawl haul of 30 minutes duration carried out at each station.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectQuarter 3 North Sea Groundfish Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1203S cruise report 1203s.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea and area around Shetland Islands
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1203S cruise track — 1203s_track.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 27
Description: Thermosalinograph run continously.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 96
Description: CTD deployed at each trawl position.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Grab and dredge samples collected at each station. All species identified, measured and numbers recorded.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 35
Description: Grab and dredge samples collected at each station. All species identified, measured and numbers record
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 96
Description: One haul of 30 minutes' duration carried out at each station. Length, frequency and age data collected for cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, Norway pout, sprat, herring and mackerel.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 96
Description: One haul of 30 minutes' duration carried out at each station. Length, frequency and age data collected for cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, Norway pout, sprat, herring and mackerel.