FRV Explorer 6/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/80
Cruise period1980-05-15 — 1980-06-03
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To obtain engineering performance data (particulary net drags) on 3 trawls of similar design but differing in mesh size and twine diameter
2) To measure the hydrodynamic coefficients of trawl warp
3) To investigate the handling of the remote controlled bathyscope on ''Explorer'' with a view to using the equiptment for measurement of fish catching efficiency

The ship berthed at Point Law on the 15/05/1980 and set sail on the 16/05/1980. ''Explorer'' went to Kirkwell on the 23/05/1980 for a half-landing till the 25/05/1980
Chief scientistD N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/80 cruise report explorer6_80.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificN.E. Scotland/ Shetland, Aberdeen Bay, Smith Bank, Copinsay, Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Haddock, whiting, plaice, and dab