Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/61

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/61
Cruise period1961-04-17 — 1961-05-13
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesComparisons were made between the standard rig v.heavy sweeps; standard rig v.double sweeps and standard rig v.dan leno bobbin with spreading wires. All comparisons were made using the trouser trawl.

The ship sheltered in Kirkwell due to deteriorating weather conditions
Chief scientistA Corrigall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/61 cruise report mara5_61.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCopinsay grounds, North Sound, Rackwick Bay, W of Pentland Firth, Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: An attempt was made to work the North Sound in bad weather, yet conditions were less sheltered than expected.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 2 hauls were managed at Copinsay, but no fish were caught.
Demersal fishDescription: At Rackwick Bay catches were extremely poor and so they moved to Moray Firth. Fish here was also limited, but enough were obtained to complete the cruise objective. No. of hauls not specified.