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FRV Explorer 7/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier7/69
Cruise period1969-11-09 — 1969-11-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To make comparisons bewteen a standard Granton trawl and an experimental trawl with a large horizontal mouth opening
2) The Elliott 920C computer was used during each haul to record a number of quantities including warp divergence and declination.

''Explorer returned to Aberdeen on the 12/11/1969 to change personnel and set sail on the 13/11/1969. The ship called in at Tromso on the 16/11/1969 till the 19/11/1969, and again on the homeward journey
Chief scientistJames A Pope (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 7/69 cruise report explorer7_69.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFraserburgh, Helnes Bank,
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: 9 with experimental gear, 10 with the Granton gear. Catches of cod, haddock and redfish