Cruise inventory

FRV Scotia 7/62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Scotia (747S)
Cruise identifier7/62
Cruise period1962-07-06 — 1962-07-31
ObjectivesThe primary objectives of the cruise were:
1) to tag Norway lobsters on the principal fishing grounds around Scotland
2) to determine the extent of the Norway lobster grounds and obtain information on stock composition
3) to survey whiting stocks on the Norway lobster gounds off the Scottish west coast.

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 7/62 cruise report sc07_62.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Forth, Firth of Clyde, Sound of Jura, West of Mull, Moray Firth, North Minch
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: all sea areas
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: all sea areas
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonDescription: sampled
ZooplanktonDescription: sampled
Pelagic fishDescription: caught
Demersal fishDescription: caught
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 5800
Description: nephrops
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 5800
Description: nephrops
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: cod stomach contents recorded and flesh examined for parasites