FRV Scotia 0904S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier0904S
Cruise period2004-06-08 — 2004-06-28
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out mackerel egg survey (ICES Triennial Survey), on the western shelf edge.
2. To collect fish samples from trawling for atresia and maturity assessment.
3. To deploy Hydro mooring.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Iain M Gibb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 0904S cruise report 0904s.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Sea, Faroe-Shetland Channel, Shelf edge west of the UK and Ireland
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Sea surface temperature and salinity were collected continuously using a thermosalinograph.
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 229
Description: sorted for fish eggs.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: 3 tows with GOV trawl and 3 with PT170 trawl to collect mackerel and horse mackerel ovaries for fecundity and atresia assessment.