Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/81
Cruise period1981-10-07 — 1981-10-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake a North Sea pre-recruit demersal survey.
2. To collect stomachs of commercially important species as recommended by the working group on multi-species assessment model testing.
3. Samples of common dab, haddock and squid were deep frozen and brought back to the laboratory

Continuous bad weather interfered with the programme. A half-landing was made at Lerwick on the 15/10/1981 till the 16/10/1981
Chief scientistAlexander P Robb (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/81 cruise report explorer9_81.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsFRV Explorer 9/81 cruise track — trk2714.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 43
Description: Population and distribution studies. Haddock, whiting, common dabs, saithe and squid caught. 312 cod, 2562 haddock, 2444 whiting and 9 saithe were deep frozen and brought back to the laboratory
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of stations = 43
Description: Population and distribution studies. Haddock, whiting, common dabs, saithe and squid caught. 312 cod, 2562 haddock, 2444 whiting and 9 saithe were deep frozen and brought back to the laboratory
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 43
Description: Population and distribution studies. Haddock, whiting, common dabs, saithe and squid caught. 312 cod, 2562 haddock, 2444 whiting and 9 saithe were deep frozen and brought back to the laboratory