Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 9/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier9/63
Cruise period1963-06-11 — 1963-07-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To investigate certain of the shellfish resources round the Island of Yell
2) An attempt was made to catch lobsters by setting creels among the rocks from a small boat
3) The fishing power of a collapsable pot was compared with that of the traditional Scottish east coast creel
4) Lobster tagging experiment
5) The scallop beds around the island were sampled by means of dredges
6) Crabs were caught
7) Oblique hauls with a 1 m (26 mesh) plankton net were made
8) The scientist in charge gave a lecture on shellfish

The ship was based in Lerwick and Mid Yell for the entire cruise. Time was lost due to adverse weather.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 9/63 cruise report mara9_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland, Yell, Fetlar, Head of Bresdale, Colgrave sound, Lambhoga Head, Otterswick, Unst, N and S of Fair Isle, W of Pentland Firth, Kinnaird Head
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 117
Description: lobsters tagged and released at 18 stations round the coast of Yell and in adjacent islands fished by boats from Yell