Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 6/62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6/62
Cruise period1962-08-30 — 1962-09-20
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To obtain data on the relative efficiencies of a cotton Nephrops trawl with 3'' mesh in the wings, 2.5'' in the bosom and bag, a cotton Nephrops trawl with 3'' mesh in the wings, bosom and bag, and a courlene Nephorps trawl with 3 '' mesh in the wings, bosom and bag.
2) In conjunction with the above work to investigate the stock composition of Norway lobsters and obtain data on ovary maturities
3) Plankton work was undertaken
4) A large school of whales was sighted on the 03/09/1962

Bad weather at various times cut the schedule.
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6/62 cruise report mara6_62.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificOff Buckie
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 177
Description: Species of fish that had their stomach content examined for Nephrops: Lemon sole, plaice, common dab, long rough dab, witch ,cod, haddock ,whiting, 4 bearded rockling, catfish gurnard, hake, ling, angler, Caranx, scyllium, S.acanthias, R.batis
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of specimens = 177
Description: Species of fish that had their stomach content examined for Nephrops: Lemon sole, plaice, common dab, long rough dab, witch ,cod, haddock ,whiting, 4 bearded rockling, catfish gurnard, hake, ling, angler, Caranx, scyllium, S.acanthias, R.batis