FRV Alba Na Mara 0315A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2015-03-10 — 2015-03-24|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
To investigate whether lights attached to the mouth of the trawl can influence fish behaviour.
Equipment will be loaded at Fraserburgh on 6 March 2015, and the trawl will be rigged onto the net drum. Scientific staff will join Alba na Mara vessel around 1730 on 10 March, and then Alba will leave Fraserburgh around 1800 and steam up to the Orkney Islands. Alba will operate during the night between the hours of 1800 and 0600 for most of the survey. Weather permitting; Alba will operate to the fishing grounds east of Copinsay Island. 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 mounted on the trawl. These rigging trials will probably take a whole night to complete. Fish behaviour trials will continue for the rest of the survey. Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh by 0600 on 23 March to allow 24 hours to change back to daytime working hours. Scientific personnel and equipment will be unloaded on 24 March.
|Chief scientist||Keith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.11 MB)|
|Track charts||(0.11 MB)|