FRV Mara 6/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6/80
Cruise period1980-06-02 — 1980-06-27
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To further develop the versatility of the Marine Laboratory semi pelagic trawl PT148 by towing it on rough ground and in midwater with a variety of bottom and midwater doors whilst observing it with underwater tv.
2. To perfrom engineering and net design studies on two commercially used midwater trawls.
Chief scientistJack H B Robertson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6/80 cruise report mara6_80.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificN.E. Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Engineering and net design studies on a Jackson trawl and a Cosalt midwater trawl.
Gear researchDescription: Developing the Marine Laboratory semi pelagic trawl PT148.