FRV Mara 4/62
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Mara (74MR)|
|Cruise period||1962-07-16 — 1962-07-26|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1) Fishing survey
2) Catches of cod, lemon sole, plaice, witch and dabs were made
3) The cine camera was mounted on the headline that was used on several hauls
Bad weather kept ''Mara'' in Fraserburgh on the 19/07/1962
|Chief scientist||W Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Specific||Buchan Deeps, Cruden Bay, S of te Long Forties,|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: activity duration in days = 2|
Description: The southern end of the Buchan Deeps, 60 to 70 fathoms of water, was worked. Some areas were to catchy and it made it difficult to get a clean haul.
|Demersal fish||Description: Several sections across and along the Hoel o' the Broch were made, but it was to risky to try the seine net. No. of sections not specified.|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 1|
Description: A haul was made off Cruden Bay.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 2|
Description: 2 successful hauls were taken south of Long Forties and south west of the Swatchway.
|Demersal fish||Description: At the Devils Hole good catches were made of cod, plaice, lemon sole and witch dabs. The weather was good enough to also allow a camera haul to take place. No. of hauls not specified.|
|Gear research||Description: A small deviced used to ascertain when the net had reached and left the bottom was tested to various success. No. of experiments isn't specified.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Description: At the Devils Hole good catches were made of cod, plaice, lemon sole and witch dabs. The weather was good enough to also allow a camera haul to take place. No. of hauls not specified.|