Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/76
Cruise period1976-07-05 — 1976-07-09
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the engineering performance and gear geometry of the laboratory 200hp four panel trawl (Lossie J) and that of a commercially available 200hp trawl (Boris Mystic), with particular reference to the relationships between available towing power, gear drag, otterboard size and type and bridle angle.
2. To obtain cine film and still photographs of both gears for subsequent analysis.
3. To test the diver's underwater distance measuring instrument.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/76 cruise report mara8_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research