FRV Alba Na Mara 2114A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier2114A
Cruise period2014-11-20 — 2014-11-26
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To retrieve a series of moorings with attached dhan buoys (maximum of six) or acoustic release systems (maximum of 11) and recording devices as part of the east coast marine mammal monitoring programme.
2. To fish for live demersal fish using the bottom trawl with rock-hopper groundgear and live capture cod-end. This objective is subject to the completion of Objective 1.


Fishing gear will be loaded on to Alba na Mara on Monday 17 November. Scientific staff will join on 20 November. The order in which the moorings will be retrieved will be weather dependent and in consultation with the master. The retrieved moorings once aboard will be washed with the power hose. Should all moorings be collected before the allocated survey time is complete the Alba na Mara will use the remaining time to catch live fish. These will be kept alive and transported to shore as soon as possible after capture. Alba na Mara will be unloaded the morning of 26 November. Normal contacts will be maintained with the Marine Laboratory.
Chief scientistRobert Watret (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 2114A cruise programme 2114a.pdf  (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 2114A cruise track — 2114atrk.pdf (0.14 MB)