Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 1B/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier1B/79
Cruise period1979-03-06 — 1979-03-28
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo tag spurdogs caught by long lines and trawl

A cross was made to Kinlochbrevie on the 15/03/1979 to collect long line gear and to sample at the local market. Gales and blizzards forced ''Mara'' to shelter in Portree. 2 Members of crew were relieved at Kyle on the 24/03/1979.
Chief scientistJ A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 1B/79 cruise report mara1_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificTiumpan Head-Chicken Rock area, off Lock Ewe, Raasay-Applecross area, Caledonian Canal
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: for salt herring and salt mackerel. 5 long lines were also fished
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 571
Description: Taggings of 523 Lemon Sole, 6 Plaice, 26 Cod, 10 Spurdogs, 6 Spotted Dogs