FRV Scotia 1604S

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (748S)
Cruise identifier1604S
Cruise period2004-11-11 — 2004-12-03
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated Western Division Bottom Trawl Survey.
2. To obtain temperature and salinity data at each trawling position.
3. To carry out benthic sampling at selected trawling stations.
Chief scientistAlexander P Robb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Scotia 1604S cruise programme 1604s.pdf  (0.03 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1604S cruise report 1604s.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth and west of Scotland; NW Ireland; Irish Sea
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 80
Description: CTD deployed at each trawling positions.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: sampled using 2m beam trawl and vanVeen grab for epibenthic samples and benthic infauna.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 80
Description: GOV trawls
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 80
Description: GOV trawls