FRV Explorer 11A/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier11A/80
Cruise period1980-10-03 — 1980-10-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To compare the herding of fish by single and twin sweep rigging systems on bottom trawls
2) To collect data on fish reactions to various gear components as a means of estimating the overall fish capture efficiency of bottom trawls

Work was suspended on the 05/10/1980 because of bad weather. Severe conditions prevented the use of the remote TV vehicle
Chief scientistClem S Wardle (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), D N MacLennan (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 11A/80 cruise report explorer11_80.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificOrkney Islands, E of Copinsay