Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 4/61

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier4/61
Cruise period1961-03-27 — 1961-04-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Fishing with a trouser trawl on the Benachie Ground, Buchan Deeps, and Aberdeen Bay
2) Long rough dab, group 1 whiting and haddock, cod, lemon sole, plaice, and common dab were caught

No work was done during the first week of the cruise, partly due to bad weather, partly because of a leak that developed in the stern tube. ''Mara'' was not ready to commence work until the 04/04/1961
Chief scientistRodney Jones (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 4/61 cruise report mara4_61.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBenachie Ground, Buchan Deeps, Aberdeen Bay
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Two weeks were spent fishing with a trouser trawl on the Benachie Ground.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 14
Description: Two weeks were spent fishing with a trouser trawl on the Benachie Ground.
Gear researchQuantity: number of observations = 1
Description: It was noted that the cut away wing was less successful at catching haddock and whiting, but no difference was noted in any other species.