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FRV Explorer 10/74

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier10/74
Cruise period1974-11-16 — 1974-11-23
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To determine the optimum rigging and board size for the prototype new gear related to the semi-pelagic trawl (named the 'Delagic' trawl)
2) To determine the control when fishing just off the bottom and to modify and alter the net such that is sustains the least wear when fishing on the bottom
3) To use and evaluate the new Mk V spreadmeter

''Explorer'' sailed to Wide Wall Bay to repair damage to the net on the 19/11/1974
Chief scientistS T Ronald de Silva (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 10/74 cruise report explorer10_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBuchan Deeps, Moray Firth, W of Hoy
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: determine optimum rigging for Delagic trawl