FRV Explorer 5/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier5/73
Cruise period1973-06-13 — 1973-06-25
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To tag demersal fish on offshore grounds to the west of the Orkney and Shetland Islands

The start of the cruise was delayed till the 13/06/1973 due to a shortage of crew. ''Explorer'' went into Lerwick on the 20/06/1973. On the 24/06/1971 the ship landed live fish in Aberdeen and proceeded to Leith.
Chief scientistD W Armstrong (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 5/73 cruise report explorer5_73.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificE of Shetland, Balta Sound, NW of Ve Skerries, SW of Foula, Dutch Bank, Nun and Solan Banks
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsDescription: demersal fish: 2022 haddock, 256 cod, 14 saithe, 8 plaice, 57 whiting, 19 dogfish and 95 lemon sole