Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 1/50

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier1/50
Cruise period1950-02-07 — 1950-02-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesThe primary objective of the cruise was to survey the haddock spawning stocks - with particular reference to those of the north Scottish coast.
Unfortunately, continuous bad weather throughout the period of the cruise resulted in a major curtailment of the original programme. None of the stations west of Shetland or east of longitude 1° W were occupied. At several of the remaining stations heavy weather or unsuitable bottom conditions resulted in the omission of some of the items stipulated in the programme.
Chief scientistAlan Saville (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 1/50 cruise report sc01_50.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Temperature, salinity, phosphate and oxygen samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: Temperature, salinity, phosphate and oxygen samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
PhosphateDescription: Temperature, salinity, phosphate and oxygen samples were collected throughout the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: Due to unsuitable weather very few hauls were made. All the hauls made had poor catches.
Pelagic fishDescription: A number of trawls were made thoughout the cruise. Haddock, whiting and flat-fish were the main catches. No. of trawls not noted.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of trawls were made thoughout the cruise. Haddock, whiting and flat-fish were the main catches. No. of trawls not noted.