FRV Alba Na Mara 1418A Leg1

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1418A Leg1
Cruise period2018-09-12 — 2018-09-14
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

1. Live fish capture for tank based trials in MSS Fish Behaviour Unit.
2. To trial new Vonin 'Flyer' headline kites.


Equipment will be loaded onto MRV Alba na Mara at Fraserburgh on 10 September, where the trawl and wire rig will be rigged onto the net drum. Scientific staff will join Alba around 08:30 on 12 September and rig the live fish codend onto BT158. Once rigging is completed the vessel will sail to suitable grounds off Aberdeen and complete shakedown tows with the new BT158 to ensure the trawl fishes correctly.

Short hauls will then be made to trial new Vonin headline kites and to assess available fish species on the grounds. For the remainder of the survey short (five to ten minute) hauls will be made to obtain live healthy fish for tank based trials back at the Marine Lab Fish Behaviour Unit (FBU). Each afternoon fish will be collected from Aberdeen harbour (TBC) by MSS aquarium and transported back to the marine lab FBU.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 1418A Leg1 cruise programme 1418a.pdf  (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea