Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 10/49

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier10/49
Cruise period1949-10-15 — 1949-10-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe object of this experiment was to compare the fishing capacities of "Explorer's" 46ft net with "Scotia's" 30ft one, and to gauge the effect on both gears of the fitting of a small mesh cover.
A suitable ground was to be found, if possible in the vicinity of Aberdeen, which would yield at least two baskets per haul. Six hauls per day were to be carried out, three with small mesh on and three without. The hauls were of one hour's duration. 80mm cod ends were used initially by both ships, and measurements were carried out from time to time to determine any changes in mesh size.
The fish caught were sorted into species, counted, measured and weighed.
Chief scientistRobert W Ellis (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 10/49 cruise report sc10_49.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: A number of hauls were made thoughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of hauls were made thoughout the cruise. A variety of fish were caught. No. of hauls not noted.