FRV Alba Na Mara 0413A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0413A
Cruise period2013-04-03 — 2013-04-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks in the West Coast of Scotland.
2. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop ring measurements.
4. To collect scallop meat weight biological data.


Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys and other known commercial grounds. Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration. From each haul all the catch will be measured to half centimetre below and a representative sample will be aged. Numbers and size distribution of commercial fish and shellfish species will be recorded. From selected sites, scallop ring measurements shall be taken along with scallop meat weight information. Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
Chief scientistJohn Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0413A cruise programme 0413a.pdf  (1.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland