Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8/70
Cruise period1970-10-01 — 1970-10-21
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To compare the catches of a wide-opened trawl with those of a standard Granton trawl
2) To obtain selectivity data for the ICES/ICNAF recommended codend material
3) The 920C computer was used for every haul

''Explorer'' called at Tromso for repairs on the 05/10/1970 and left later that day. The ship returned to Tromso on the 07/10/1970 till the 11/10/1970 to effect engine room repairs, and again on the 14/10/1970 till the 17/10/1970 to repair boiler room leaks.
Chief scientistWilliam B Hall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8/70 cruise report explorer8_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificNorth Cape, Helnes Bank
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: Cod, Haddock, Sebastes