FRV Explorer 6/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier6/70
Cruise period1970-07-14 — 1970-08-04
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Trawling
2) Survey for herring concentrations
3) Live fish for tagging experiments were captured including haddock, herring, and whiting. In addition, catches of each of the main areas investigated were sampled
4) Experiments were carried out with various canvas and other fittings in the extension piece and codend with the ''French'' type trawl

The ship berthed in Stornoway on the 22/07/1970 and remained till the 23/07/1970. Stormy weather interrupted work on the 29/07/1970 and shelter was sought in North Bay, Barra till the 31/07/1970
Chief scientistIan G Baxter (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 6/70 cruise report explorer6_70.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificPentland Firth, Butt of Lewis area, St Kilda, Barra Head, grounds of the Flannan Islands, North and South Minch, Stanton Banks