Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 7/60

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier7/60
Cruise period1960-06-13 — 1960-06-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To obtain data on the relative efficiency of the Nephrops trawl and the Standard seine, each with codends of various mesh size, on Norway lobsters, together with corresponding catch of other species
2) To investigate the stock composition of Norway lobsters on the grounds and to gather measurements relating overall by/carapace length/tail width/body weight/tail weight
3) As far as time permitts, to examine cod for nematodes and note stomach contents

No worthwhile results meant that the venue was changed to the Moray Firth. ''Mara'' called in at Aberdeen to replace gear which had been lost and arrived in Buckie on the 16/06/1960.
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 7/60 cruise report mara7_60.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth, N of Lossiemouth, Moray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 400
Description: Nephrops measured and weighed to give the comparison of overall by/carapace length/tail width/body weight/tail weight. 10 jars of mature female Nephrops were preserved and returned to the laboratory for fecundity determinations