Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 6/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/83
Cruise period1983-06-18 — 1983-07-06
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. International 0-group gadoid survey in the North Sea.
2. Capture of live whiting for aquarium experiments.
3. Handlines were worked east of Fair Isle and in the Moray Firth, 30 whiting were brought back to the Laboratory

''Explorer'' called into Kirkwell on the 27/06/1983 until the 28/06/1983.
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES O group gadoid survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/83 cruise report explorer6_83.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN. North Sea, outer Moray Firth, E and W of Orkneys, Ling Bank, Fisher Bank, E and NE of the Shetland Islands, Viking Bank area, Fladen ground, Bressay Bank
Track chartsFRV Explorer 6/83 cruise track — trk2985.html
Biology and fisheries 
NektonQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: Macroplankton distribution and monitoring.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: Distribution and monitoring. Blue whiting, sandeels, sprats, herring
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: Distribution and monitoring. Haddock, saithe