Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 8A/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier8A/79
Cruise period1979-08-07 — 1979-08-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out an acoutstic and trawling survey for herring in the Shetland area and off the north east coast of England as part of an ICES coordinated survey
2) An echo-sounder search was made for herring concentrations
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 8A/79 cruise report explorer8_79.pdf — access key 'C' (2.88 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland area, Foula
Track chartsFRV Explorer 8A/79 cruise track — explorer8a_79track.pdf (1.47 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: sample baskets = 89
Description: using a delagic trawl PT129 fitted with a 20mm cod end for biomass determination. Catches of small whiting, small haddock and jellyfish
Demersal fishQuantity: sample baskets = 89
Description: using a delagic trawl PT129 fitted with a 20mm cod end for biomass determination. Catches of small whiting, small haddock and jellyfish
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.