Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 2/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier2/76
Cruise period1976-02-16 — 1976-03-05
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct comparative fishing trials with a Gourock Midwater Trawl fitted with headline transducer, to compare the effects of codends of 20mm and 12mm nominal size on the length composition of the sprat catch.
2. To conduct a pelagic trawling and echosounding survey of Moray Firth and Buchan coastal waters.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 2/76 cruise report mara2_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: sprats
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Gear researchDescription: Comparing the selective properties of 20mm and 12mm codends.