Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/63
Cruise period1963-04-08 — 1963-04-25
StatusCompleted
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesTo measure the drag, spread, speed and principal operating dimensions of 5 different instrumented hauls were carried out on 5 different gears in the Moray Firth. Two hauls were made with each rig.
Chief scientistMichael J D Mowat (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/63 cruise report mara5_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCovesea, Hopeman, Moray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Instrument trails carried out in about 20fms of water between Covesea and Hopeman in the Moray Firth. 3½ Mesh otter trawl.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Instrument trails carried out in about 20fms of water between Covesea and Hopeman in the Moray Firth. 5½ Mesh otter trawl.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Instrument trails carried out in about 20fms of water between Covesea and Hopeman in the Moray Firth. Wing trawl with 'Skagen' doors.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Instrument trails carried out in about 20fms of water between Covesea and Hopeman in the Moray Firth. Wing trawl.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: Instrument trails carried out in about 20fms of water between Covesea and Hopeman in the Moray Firth. 3½ Mesh otter trawl with heavy sweeps.