Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8B/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8B/79
Cruise period1979-08-17 — 1979-08-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out an acoutstic and trawling survey for herring in the Shetland area and off the north east coast of England as part of an ICES coordinated survey
2) An intensive intergrator survey was carried out between Hartlepool and Flamborough Head
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8B/79 cruise report explorer8_79.pdf — access key 'C' (2.88 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNE coast of England, Hartlepools, Flamborough Head, Bayman's Hole
Track chartsFRV Explorer 8B/79 cruise track — explorer8b_79track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: using a BT103 bottom trawl fitted with a 20mm cod end for biomass determination. Herring caught
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.