Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 6/66

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6/66
Cruise period1966-06-13 — 1966-07-01
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Field trials in Loch Ness of an acoustic device developed by Birmingham University
2) Pink shrimp and prawn survey in the Minch
3) 1 m (26 mesh) oblique plankton hauls
4) Trial hauls were made using the net fishing off the bottom and the headline depth was measured using the Furuno Depth telemeter

The personnel for the main part of the cruise joined the ''Mara'' at Fort William on the 15/06/1966.
Chief scientistJohn Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Mara 6/66 cruise programme mara6_66.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6/66 cruise report mara6_66.pdf — access key 'C' (7.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Ness, South Minch, Loch Linnhe, Colonsay, E of Eriskay
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 1802
Description: Nephrops were sexed and measured