Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 6/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/77
Cruise period1977-07-15 — 1977-08-02
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out the Faroe pre-recruit demersal fish and environmental surveys
2) Samples of halibut, plaice, ling, and blue ling and samples of blue whiting over the whole size range were taken and deep frozen for pollution testing
3) Blood samples were taken from plaice, lemon sole, common dab and halibut for endocrinological studies at the Laboratory

A call was made at Lerwick on the 22/07/1977 till the 26/07/1977.
Chief scientistSidney D E Devlin (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/77 cruise report explorer6_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe Bank
Track chartsFRV Explorer 6/77 cruise track — explorer6_77track.pdf (0.50 MB)  FRV Explorer 6/77 cruise track — trk1972.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 38
Description: A 48' Aberdeen trawl with a 75M/M cod-end and small mesh cover was used. Haddock, cod, whiting and saithe