FRV Scotia 2/55
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Scotia (747S)|
|Cruise period||1955-03-03 — 1955-03-14|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To study the distribution of herring in the area to the north of Shetland and in the north-eastern North Sea.
2. To make trials with different rigs of pelagic trawl.
|Chief scientist||Basil B Parrish (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.24 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Track charts||(0.06 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Description: A number of different trawls were used during the cruise to catch herring. The hauls were made in darkness over the dense shoals. Largest catch made being 318 herring. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Multi-beam echosounding||Description: The 'kingfisher' echo-sounder was used at intervals throughout the cruise. Some excellent traces were recorded. No. of deployments not noted.|