Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 13/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier13/63
Cruise period1963-09-16 — 1963-10-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To sample Nephrops for stock composition data
2) A sample of cod were examined for nematode parasites
3) Hagfish were caught, some being preserved and returned to the laboratory for examination

5 days were lost owing to weather and a further 2 days wre lost due through damage to gear
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 13/63 cruise report mara13_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificAround Buckie
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of specimens = 25
Description: Squid. Loligo forbesi, alloteuthis, todarodes sagittatus
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 7566
Description: Nephrops measured (carapace length in m/ms) sexed. 4597 males, 3069 females. A sample of 835 females was examined for gonad maturity. 40 Cancer pagurus were caught