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FRV Explorer 1/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier1/72
Cruise period1972-01-05 — 1972-01-27
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To tag demersal fish in offshore North Sea waters
2) To bring live fish back to the aquarium
3) The opportunity was taken to collect data for investigating the size of the catch on the percentage of haddock that were judged to be in satisfactory condition for tagging
Chief scientistRodney Jones (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 1/72 cruise report explorer1_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificFair Isle, NW of Shetland, Aberdeen, Bressay Shoal, East of Orkney
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 826
Description: demersal fish tagging in the north sea. 545 haddock were tagged NW of Shetland and 281 to the east of Orkney