FRV Scotia 0704S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0704S
Cruise period2004-04-20 — 2004-05-09
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out mackerel egg survey (ICES Triennial Survey), on the western shelf and shelf edge.
2. To collect fish samples, by trawling, for atresia and maturity assessment.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES Triennial Survey
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0704S cruise report 0704s.pdf (0.57 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShelf edge west of the UK and Ireland 53 deg N to 60 deg N
Track chartsFRV Scotia 0704S cruise track — 0704strack.pdf (0.51 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Continuous collection using a thermosalinograph.
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 139
Description: CTD stations
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 157
Description: Gulf III sampler for mackerel and horse mackerel eggs.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: GOV trawls for mackerel and horse mackerel ovaries taken for fecundity and atresia assessment. Length, total weight, liver weight and age also measured