FRV Alba Na Mara 0317A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0317A
Cruise period2017-03-08 — 2017-03-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. Investigate whether light influences fish behaviour in the extension of the trawl.
2. Obtain video footage of the separator lighting grid.


Equipment will be loaded onto MRV Alba na Mara at Fraserburgh on 6 March 2017, where the trawl will be rigged onto the net drum. Scientific staff will join Alba around 0830 on 8 March and will then leave harbour shortly after and steam, weather permitting, to the Dog Hole fishing grounds approximately 9nm east of Aberdeen. A number of short hauls will be carried out to ensure the separator grid in the trawl is rigged correctly through observations with video cameras mounted on the trawl and analysis of a tilt sensor mounted on the grid. After the rigging trials are complete fish behaviour trials will commence. Alba will return to Fraserburgh on the evening of 21 March to unload equipment and scientific personnel on the 22 March.
Chief scientistKeith Summerbell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0317A cruise programme 0317a.pdf  (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificDog Hole fishing grounds