FRV Scotia 5/61

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier5/61
Cruise period1961-07-07 — 1961-07-26
ObjectivesThe primary objective of the cruise was to determine the extent of the Norway lobster grounds in certain areas of the Scottish coast and to obtain information on the stock composition of this species. In addition, a limited programme of hydrography and plankton was detailed.
Chief scientistHarold J Thomas (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 5/61 cruise report sc05_61.pdf (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of track lines = 4
Description: of stations at standard depths
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of track lines = 4
Description: of stations at standard depths
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: mainly crustaceans
Pelagic fishDescription: whiting, hake and haddock
Demersal fishDescription: principal nephrops predators: cod, skate, conger eel and Scyllium
Demersal fishDescription: lemon sole, cod, common dab and plaice
CrustaceansDescription: nephrops survey
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: female nephrops maturities recorded