Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 11/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier11/74
Cruise period1974-11-28 — 1974-12-18
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) West coast of Scotland pre-recruit survey
2) A sample of M.poutasseu was frozen and returned to the laboratory for examination
3) The Loch Ewe high-speed sampler was tested

''Explorer'' docked in Greenock for repairs on the 06/12/1974 sailing again on the 10/12/1974
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 11/74 cruise report explorer11_74.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificMoray Firth, S of Barra Head, Clyde, Inner Hebrides
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Dutch Gulf III were taken at all 24 stations
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: Haddock, whiting, cod, and dogfish were caught. 4 hauls were made for live fish, approx 60 haddock were delivered to the aquarium to augment the stock for spawning investigations