FRV Mara 5/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/59
Cruise period1959-05-20 — 1959-06-18
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo take several plankton hauls off Aberdeen, in the Moray Firth, near Broad Bay and Tolsta Bay. Comparitive creel fishing was undertaken in three areas near Barra. Good catches of crabs were made but scarce lobsters so other grounds were saught. Television equipment was used on the Barra grounds. Also, there was a successful benthic fauna-productivity study in Loch Nevis.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/59 cruise report mara5_59.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: creel fishing for crab and lobster.
Gear researchDescription: Comparing the efficiency of the Scottish and French creels