Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 7/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier7/63
Cruise period1963-05-06 — 1963-05-17
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Trawling and seining for roundfish
2) Samples of live fish were taken for experimental work in the aquaria

''Mara'' proceeded to Dundee to shelter from gale force winds on the 07/05/1963.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 7/63 cruise report mara7_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBell Rock, Marr Bank, Wee Bankie, Scurdie Ness Light
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of deployments = 300
Description: Bottom current markers at the 12 positions specified in the programme
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 497
Description: 203 cod, 115 haddock, 103 whiting were released with flag tags on nylon thread. 76 cod were released with spaghetti tags