Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1304S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1304S
Cruise period2004-09-10 — 2004-09-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground, Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch and Stanton Banks using underwater television. If time permits the survey will also include stations in the Sound of Jura and Noup.
2. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of other shellfish species and benthic organisms and to record evidence of trawling activity.
3. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
4. To carry out Nephrops trawling in each stratum throughout the survey areas for size and sex composition analysis and examination of biological features.
5. To collect samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition and morphometrics in different areas. Information on size at maturity collected will contribute to EU data gathering regulation requirements.
6. To collect samples of Arctica islandica for studies of shell chemistry and age.
7. Conduct video transects of the Buzzard Field site to collect baseline data for Serpent project.
Chief scientistIan D Tuck (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1304S cruise programme 1304s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1304S cruise report 1304s.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificBuzzard Field, Fladen Ground, Firth of Clyde, North Minch, South Minch and Stanton Banks
Track chartsFRV Scotia 1304S cruise track — scotia13_04strk.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsDescription: Samples collected in the North Minch and South Minch. No. of samples not noted.
Sediment trapsDescription: A number of stations were worked within the Sound of Islay, Loch Sunart and the area surrounding the Small Isles. No. of samples not noted.
Sediment trapsDescription: The area Buzzard field was worked. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: Samples collected in the North Minch and South Minch. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: A number of trawls were made during the cruise.
CrustaceansDescription: A number of stations were worked within the Sound of Islay, Loch Sunart and the area surrounding the Small Isles. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: The area Buzzard field was worked. No. of samples not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: A number of stations were worked within the Sound of Islay, Loch Sunart and the area surrounding the Small Isles. No. of samples not noted.
Bottom photographyDescription: Samples collected in the North Minch and South Minch. No. of samples not noted.
Bottom photographyDescription: The area Buzzard field was worked. No. of samples not noted.