FRV Explorer 7B/70
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Explorer (74EX)|
|Cruise period||1970-08-16 — 1970-08-29|
|Objectives||1) Survey of St Kilda area to locate concentrations of pelagic fish, principally herring.
2) The Engels gear used to sample shoals detected by echo-sounder
3) The engineering performance of the Engles gear will be studied, with particular reference to its manoeuvreability and aimed trawling
4) A wide opening bottom gear will be fished and its perfromance calculated to isolate any variations in its operating characteristics from design figures
|Chief scientist||D N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|