Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 9/67

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier9/67
Cruise period1967-11-06 — 1967-12-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesTo compare the performances of a Granton trawl with 60 fm bridles and standard boards and the SARO type A trawl with 62 and a half fm bridles and large curved boards

''Explorer'' returned to Aberdeen to off-load instruments on the 09/11/1967 and was delayed by bad weather till the 12/11/1967. The ship made a brief call at Tromso for water. Catches were made of cod, haddock and redfish
Chief scientistJames A Pope (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 9/67 cruise report explorer9_67.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFladen Grounds, Helnes Bank
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: trawls included haddock
Demersal fishDescription: trawls included: cod and redfish
Gear researchDescription: compare SARO type A trawl with 62.5 fm bridles and large curved boards
Gear researchDescription: compare Granton trawl with 60 fm bridles and standard board