Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/62
Cruise period1962-10-22 — 1962-11-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Working of creels
2) Tagging of crabs from commercial boat
3) A comparison was carried out between the suture tag and Gundersen toggle tag

Bad weather caused ''Mara'' to return to Aberdeen on the 25/10/1962. Departure from Aberdeen was delayed because of unsuitable weather conditions, and the scientific crew proceeded to Berwick-upon-Tweed by road. The ship arrived in Berwick on the 02/11/1962. Strong winds curtailed work for the rest of the cruise. The scientists remained to tag crabs at Burnmouth for 3 further days
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/62 cruise report mara8_62.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificLunan Bay, Angus, Tod Head, Kincardine, Burnmouth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 770
Description: Taggings. Lunan Bay and Tod Head: 56 with suture tags, 24 with claw tags. Burnmouth: 344 tagged by the suture method, 346 by the Gundersen's method. After being tagged, the crabs were usually kept at least overnight, in boxes in the harbour until they were released. Crabs which had died were not released.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 770
Description: Taggings. Lunan Bay and Tod Head: 56 with suture tags, 24 with claw tags. Burnmouth: 344 tagged by the suture method, 346 by the Gundersen's method. After being tagged, the crabs were usually kept at least overnight, in boxes in the harbour until they were released. Crabs which had died were not released.