FRV Mara 2/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier2/79
Cruise period1979-04-03 — 1979-04-20
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To observe a new 200hp semi pelagic trawl using underwater TV with divers.
2. To study the engineering performance of the new trawl.
3. To compare the visual and instrumented results obtained with the results of tests on a 1/10th scale version of the trawl.
Chief scientistJack H B Robertson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 2/79 cruise report mara2_79.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: to study and observe a variety of aspects of a new semi-pelagic trawl.