Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 10/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier10/73
Cruise period1973-11-02 — 1973-11-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnKirkwall, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To tag demersal fish on offshore grounds in the northern North Sea
2) To evaluate fish condition and various designs of live fish cod-ends
3) To bring back live fish for the aquarium

Gales drastically curtailed work throughout the cruise. ''Explorer'' put into Lerwick on the 12/11/1973 till the 13/11/1973 and the Simrad echosounder was repaired. An injured deckhand was put ashore on the 14/11/1973 in Lerwick and a sick stoker was landed at Kirkwell on the 17/11/1973
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 10/73 cruise report explorer10_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificLing Bank, Balta, Auskerry, Copinsay, Clytheness
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: 122 cod, 334 haddock, 1555 squalus, 167 plaice, 50 others. (approximately 80 haddock and whiting were brought back for the aquarium)
TaggingsQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: 122 cod, 334 haddock, 1555 squalus, 167 plaice, 50 others. (approximately 80 haddock and whiting were brought back for the aquarium)