FRV Explorer 6/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/82
Cruise period1982-06-18 — 1982-07-07
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. International 0-group Gadoid Survey in the North Sea.
2. Capture of live whiting for aquarium experiments.
3. Handline fishing for whiting

The ship called at Kirkwall for a mid-cruise break on the 28/06/1982 leaving on the 29/06/1982
Chief scientistJohn R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectO-Group Gadoid Survey by ICES
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/82 cruise report explorer6_82.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
SpecificS and E of Shetlands, Moray Firth, Auskerry, Forties/Fladen area, Northern Isles and Norway, Pentland Firth
Track chartsFRV Explorer 6/82 cruise track — trk2869.html
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 57
Description: Macroplankton
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 57
Description: monitoring and distribution, blue whiting, sprats, 0-group herring, sandeels
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 57
Description: monitoring and distribution of cod, haddock, whiting, Norway pout, saithe. 90 live whiting were brough back to the Laboratory from handlining