Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 2A/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier2A/77
Cruise period1977-03-08 — 1977-03-14
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To use and evaluate the new Blue Whiting trawl on shoals of fish
2) To determine the basic engineering characteristics of the trawl
3) To improve the handling of large pelagic gears on ''Explorer'' using a power block
Chief scientistS T Ronald de Silva (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 2A/77 cruise report explorer2a_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificN of Shetlands, Fetlar, NW of Flagga, Orkneys, North Rona, Broad Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research
Exploratory fishingDescription: spatial & temporal distribution