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Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/75
Cruise period1975-10-22 — 1975-11-18
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To perform an acoutsic and exploratory fishing survey of unexploited stocks to the west of Scotland
2) To obtain samples of blue whiting for studies on the parasites Anisakis and Diphyllobothrium
3) Blue whiting that were caught were transferred to the ''Sir William Hardy'' for examination by TRS

The acoustic survey was interrupted from the 29/10/1975 till the 30/10/1975 to despatch samples of blue whiting to Dr K Anderson in Oslo. A call was made at Stornoway to change personnel and to collect fishing gear. ''Explorer'' proceded to Broad Bay to change over to a demersal trawl and to calibrate the acoustic equiptment, after the failure of the netzonde equiptment.
Chief scientistJohn Richards (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/75 cruise report explorer9_75.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRonas Voe, W of St Kilda, Wyville-Thomson Ridge
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: biomass determination
Exploratory fishingDescription: industrial and commercial fish
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: deep scattering layers