Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 2/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2/75
Cruise period1975-03-02 — 1975-04-09
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To perfrom an acoustic survey of the blue whiting stocks west of the British Isles in conjunction with FRS Cirolina
2) To carry out fishing with pelagic trawl as required to identify echo traces and provide samples for biological investigation
3) To assist WFA and TRS by passing information on the blue whiting concentrations to the Arctic Privateer
4) To use a Continuous Plankton Recorder for IMER, Edinburgh, for investigation of blue whiting egg and larva distribution
Chief scientistSinclair T Forbes (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2/75 cruise report explorer2_75.pdf — access key 'C' (1.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificStornoway, Rosemary Bank
Track chartsFRV Explorer 2/75 cruise track — explorer2_75track.pdf (1.18 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: spatial and temporal distribution