Cruise inventory

FRV Alba Na Mara 0208A Part 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0208A Part 1
Cruise period2008-04-24 — 2008-05-03
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnMallaig, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West of Scotland.

2. To collect information on by catches of commercial fish and shellfish species.

3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.


The scientific staff joined FRV Alba Na Mara at 0945 hours on 24 April and set sail soon afterwards for Loch Eribol, arriving at 0030 next morning. At 0700 the vessel made for Loch Ewe where sampling began. No fishing took place on 26 April due to SW gales but the time was used to try new methods for safely adjusting the gear. The survey resumed next morning at Longa and continued until the vessel entered Mallaig harbour on the evening of 2 May for half landing. Staff changes took place in Mallaig on evening of 3 May.
Chief scientistTrevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0208A Part 1 cruise programme 0208a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Alba Na Mara 0208A Part 1 cruise report 0208a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth and South Minches
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0208A Part 1 cruise track — 0208atrk.pdf (0.59 MB)