Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 3C/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier3C/69
Cruise period1969-07-04 — 1969-07-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Pelagic trawling for blue whiting
2) An echo survey was done to locate fishable traces

To facilitate future pelagic trawling, a series of calibrations between depth, wrap length and engine revs was made during a 9 hour tow.
Chief scientistRobert Johnston (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Roger S Bailey (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 3C/69 cruise report explorer3_69.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNE of Shetland, Muckle Flugga
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Netzonde was occasionally used