FRV Explorer 3/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier3/83
Cruise period1983-02-24 — 1983-03-10
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives2/83 was 3-18 February 1983 and 3/83 was 24 February - 10 March 1983
Biology. Report/Track Chart not required

To take part in the International Young Fish Survey. Biological samples were taken for further analysis in Aberdeen. Software was developed on the Commodore micro computer, and software was developed to assemble maturity age/length keys and to provide output tables for an international report.
Chief scientistAndrew W Newton (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 3/83 cruise report explorer2and3_83.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificForties area, Moray Firth, Orkney Isles, Shetlands, Buchan coast,
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: Top and bottom made with the GOV trawl
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeDescription: Isaac-Kidd midwater trawl was used at night to obtain samples of pre-metamorphosis herring larvae
Pelagic fishDescription: Monitoring, pathology made with the GOV trawl for herring and mackerel for use in the ICES stomach sampling programe
Demersal fishDescription: made with the GOV trawl for saithe and cod for use in the ICES stomach sampling programe