Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 3/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier3/73
Cruise period1973-04-03 — 1973-04-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Trawling offshore grounds in the Bressay Bank, Old Viking Bank, Witch Ground, and east of Turbot Bank area
2) Live fish codends of various designs and material were tested
3) Collections of stomachs and otoliths were made from a number of species
4) Live fish were brought back for the aquarium
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John R G Hislop (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 3/73 cruise report explorer3_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBressay Bank, Old Viking Bank, Witch Ground, east of Turbot Bank area
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 1235
Description: 85 cod, 783 haddock, 11 whiting, 256 saithe, 100 squalus acanthias