Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 5A/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5A/68
Cruise period1968-06-13 — 1968-06-18
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Fish capture experiments using detachable codends
2) Fish specimens were collect by Dr Pytler for the University of Stirling
3) 17 of the medium haddock and 2 gurnards were transported to the Marine aquarium. The remainder of the catch were killed for further examination
4) A number of stomachs from the fish were obtained for a digestion experiment
5) A stimulated tagged fish release experiment was carried out
Chief scientistRodney Jones (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5A/68 cruise report explorer5_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSE of Aberdeen
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: 17 hour duration codend trawl.310 haddock, 2 cod, 1 whiting, 2 lemon soles, 2 gurnards were caught. 20 haddock, 2 cod and the whiting were examined internally.