Marine Scotland Communications

Written 53 posts

Sandeel Surveys in the East Coast

6th December 2019

MRV Alba na Mara Programme Survey: 2219A Duration: 5-18 December 2019 Equipment:  Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment. TV camera. Minilogger (or equivalent).   Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the…

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Vacancy – Administration Assistant (MA) – closing date 10 December 2019

2nd December 2019

Salary: Modern Apprenticeship (MA) – £19,314 – £21,482 Location: Aberdeen Hours: Around 37.00 per week Closing Date: 10 December 2019 at midnight Reference: IRC78348M Employment Type: Modern Apprenticeship   The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential…

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Vacancy – Assistant Fisheries Assistant (MA) – closing date 10 December 2019

2nd December 2019

Salary: £19314 – £21482 Location: Oban Hours: Around 37.00 per week Reference: IRC76107 M2 Employment Type: Permanent Employee The recruitment of Modern Apprentices (MA) is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview. Overview:…

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Clean Seas Environment Monitoring Programme Firth of Forth

29th November 2019

MRV Alba na Mara Programme   Survey: 2119A   Duration: 28 November – 2 December 2019   Sampling Gear: BT 158 with 50 mm cod-end 2 m beam trawl with 50 mm cod-end Day grab and table Catamaran and neuston net   Objectives: To undertake flatfish sampling in St Andrews Bay, Inner Firth of Forth and…

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GOV Comparison Trials in the North Sea

29th November 2019

MRV Scotia Programme Survey: 1819S Duration: 28 November – 9 December 2019 Fishing Gear:  BT137 GOV trawl rigged with ground gear A. BT237 (Jackson trawl) rigged with Light hopper rig (300mm and 250mm discs). Marine Institute (MI) trawl (similar to BT237) complete with rubber disc ground gear and wire rig. 2 sets GOV polyvalent trawl…

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ECOMASS Moorings on East Coast

16th November 2019

MRV Alba na Mara Programme Survey: 2019A Duration: 15-26 November 2019 Gear: Surface and subsurface PAM moorings Objectives: To retrieve 24 subsurface moorings comprising acoustic release systems and the acoustic recording devices attached to them (24 C-POD and 8 Loggerhead/SM2M) as part of three marine mammal monitoring programmes (ECOMMAS, JOMOPANS & SEAGREEN). To deploy 11 subsurface…

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Demeral Trawling Survey on the West Coast

6th November 2019

MRV Scotia Survey: 1719S Duration: 4 – 25 November 2019 Fishing Gear: GOV Trawl (BT137) and ground gear D (hoppers). Objectives: Participate in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) coordinated western division demersal trawling survey. Obtain temperature and salinity data profiles at each trawling position. Collect additional biological data in connection with…

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Gear Selectivity in the Moray Firth

5th November 2019

MRV Alba na Mara Survey 1919A   Duration: 4 – 12 November 2019   Gear: Trawl BT201; Net mounted camera system; Scanmar instrumentation; Seltra box incorporating a 300mm square mesh panel   Objectives: To undertake catch comparison trials using a Seltra sorting box rigged into the extension of the BT201. Target species will be commercial gadoids,…

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Hydrographic Sampling in the Northern North Sea

15th October 2019

MRV Scotia Survey: 1519S Programme Duration: 14-24 October 2019 Gear: Sea-Bird Conductivity Temperature Depth units (CTDs), RBR CTD, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) and current meter instrumentation, water filtering equipment, mooring equipment, chemistry sampling equipment. Objectives: Test the SBE911 and CTD carousel (main CTD crane) and the SBE25 and Aquatracker (using plankton crane) in the Buchan…

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King Scallop Surveys in the Clyde

7th October 2019

MRV Alba na Mara Survey: 1719A Programme Duration: 4 – 18 October 2019 Objectives: Carry out a dredge survey of king scallops in the Clyde. Age, measure and assess shell damage for all king scallops caught. Collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species. Identify and quantify all starfish species in all…

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