FRV Mara 11/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier11/80
Cruise period1980-09-15 — 1980-10-14
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnGairloch, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a midwater trawling survey for 0-group herring in inshore waters to the west of Scotland.
2. To investigate areas of abundance of juvenile herring with the Marine Laboratory echo-integrator to attempt to obtain quantitative estimates of their abundance in these areas. Not attempted due to no significant concentrations of juvenile herring being encountered.
3. To conduct a limited larval survey in inshore waters to the south of Mull to investigate the possibility of localised spawning in this area.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 11/80 cruise report mara11_80.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificW. Coast Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeDescription: larval survey
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 21
Description: midwater trawls.