FRV Scotia 6/61

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier6/61
Cruise period1961-08-05 — 1961-08-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe principal objective was the location of concentrations of G. esmakii. These were to be fished with a view to -
1. assessing the catching rates
2. mapping the extent and distribution of the concentration
3. testing for any diurnal variation in availability
4. assessing the extent of the catch of other fish.
Chief scientistD Ferrier S Raitt (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Scotia 6/61 cruise report sc06_61.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements
Surface drifters/drifting buoysDescription: drift bottles released
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: Gulf III sampler at all hydrographic stations
ZooplanktonDescription: Gulf III sampler at all hydrographic stations
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: duplicated night and day, Vinge trawl: G. esmarkii (Norway pout)
CrustaceansDescription: nephrops survey