FRV Scotia 0604S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0604S
Cruise period2004-04-05 — 2004-04-16
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To check the rigging of a full-scale prototype cod separating trawl with horizontal separating panels of three different lengths using the remote controlled TV vehicle.
2. To observe fish behaviour to each panel during day and night fishing and at different towing speeds, using both visual and acoustic methods where feasible.
3. To measure the separation of the main commercial fish species by each panel design into upper and lower codends, in each light and speed condition, as time permits.
Chief scientistRichard S T Ferro (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0604S cruise report 0604s.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth; east of Orkney; Shetland area
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: RCTV observations of hauls.