Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 2/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier2/59
Cruise period1959-03-04 — 1959-03-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Whiting and haddock tagging in the north-western North Sea.
2. Quantitative observations on catches of nylon trawls using 20 fathom sweeps.
3. Hydrography, plankton and echometer observations.
4. Routine survey of Nephrops n. in the Firth of Forth.
Chief scientistJames M Lamont (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 2/59 cruise report sc02_59.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest and east of Shetland and Orkney. Firth of Forth.
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: A number of temperature measurements were collected during the cruise. No. of measurements not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made during the cruise. Phytoplankton samples were particularly rich. No. of hauls not noted.
ZooplanktonDescription: A number of plankton hauls were made during the cruise. Phytoplankton samples were particularly rich. No. of hauls not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 510
Description: A number of trawls took place during the cruise. 381 whiting were caught and tagged, 129 haddock were caught and tagged. No. of trawls not noted.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: A nephrops survey took place during the cruise. 225 nephrops were measured and numbered.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 510
Description: A number of trawls took place during the cruise. 381 whiting were caught and tagged, 129 haddock were caught and tagged. No. of trawls not noted.