Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 3/59

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier3/59
Cruise period1959-03-23 — 1959-04-06
Port of departureAyr, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Comparison of nets with wings and square respectively of 3.5, 5.5 and 11 inch mesh
2) All the biological requirements on the cruise were carried out

Replacement gear had to obtained from Aberdeen. Weather deteriorated and interrupted work during the second week.
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 3/59 cruise report mara3_59.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificArdrossan, Clyde
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: A good sample of Whiting was found off Ardrossan.
Gear researchQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: Comparison of nets with wings and squares respectively of 3½, 5½ and 11 inch mesh.