Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 11/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier11/59
Cruise period1959-11-02 — 1959-12-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Trawling on rough ground
2) The warp tension of the Gulf III sampler was measured when towing
3) Experiments with different handling methods of bobbins were done

''Mara'' stayed in Anstrither from the 01/12/1959 until the 05/12/1959. Only 11 days could be spent working at sea
Chief scientistW Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 11/59 cruise report mara11_59.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificTod Head, Cove, Bell Rock, Anstruther
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: To gain data on trawling on rough ground. Fishing ground was found at Tod Head. Time was spent experimenting with different methods of handling bobbins, fishing remained fair. Large parts of the cruise were unfishable due to bad weather. No. of hauls was not stated.
Gear researchDescription: To gain data on trawling on rough ground. Fishing ground was found at Tod Head. Time was spent experimenting with different methods of handling bobbins, fishing remained fair. Large parts of the cruise were unfishable due to bad weather. No. of hauls was not stated.