Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 7/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/79
Cruise period1979-07-06 — 1979-07-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To undertake a Faroe pre-recruit demersal fish survey with the 48' Aberdeen trawl
2) To undertake comparative fishing using the standard 48' Aberdeen trawl and the GOV trawl

''Explorer'' put into Thorshavn on the 16/07/1979 leaving on the 17/07/1979. Deteriorating weather conditions forced the ship to change fishing grounds
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/79 cruise report explorer7_79.pdf — access key 'C' (1.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFaroe Bank, SW of Sydero Grounds, NE Faroe, E of Sando Bank, E of Svino, Fuglo Grounds, Nolso Bank, West Bay, Myling Head
Track chartsFRV Explorer 7/79 cruise track — explorer7_79track.pdf (0.95 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: monitoring,pathology studies. Cod, haddock saithe, lemon sole, plaice, flatfish, whiting, and squid caught
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 17
Description: One hour duration each. The hauls were made on 3 separate grounds and an analysis carried out for each area