FRV Alba Na Mara 1614A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1614A
Cruise period2014-09-13 — 2014-09-24
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To identify potential effects to fish behaviour, primarily haddock, with the use of lights attached to the mouth of the trawl.
2. To capture live haddock ~30cm in length for fish behaviour work back at MSS Aberdeen.


Alba na Mara will leave Fraserburgh on 13 September and steam to a nearby fishing ground. A number of short hauls will be carried out to ensure the separator panel in the trawl is rigged correctly through observations with video cameras. Minor adjustments will be carried out on-board; however, larger scale alterations may require laying out on a quayside. Once the test rigging trials are complete, the vessel will steam towards fishing grounds east of Copinsay Island, where the catch comparison fishing trials will be carried out. Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh on 23 September with scientific personnel and equipment unloaded on 24 September.
Chief scientistKeith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1614A cruise programme 1614a.pdf  (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea