FRV Mara 5/61
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Mara (74MR)|
|Cruise period||1961-04-17 — 1961-05-13|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Comparisons 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 scientist||A Corrigall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.04 MB)|
|Specific||Copinsay grounds, North Sound, Rackwick Bay, W of Pentland Firth, Moray Firth|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: 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 fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 2|
Description: 2 hauls were managed at Copinsay, but no fish were caught.
|Demersal fish||Description: 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.|