Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 4/62

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier4/62
Cruise period1962-07-16 — 1962-07-26
StatusCompleted
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Fishing survey
2) Catches of cod, lemon sole, plaice, witch and dabs were made
3) The cine camera was mounted on the headline that was used on several hauls

Bad weather kept ''Mara'' in Fraserburgh on the 19/07/1962
Chief scientistW Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 4/62 cruise report mara4_62.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBuchan Deeps, Cruden Bay, S of te Long Forties,
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: A haul was made off Cruden Bay.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 2
Description: The southern end of the Buchan Deeps, 60 to 70 fathoms of water, was worked. Some areas were to catchy and it made it difficult to get a clean haul.
Demersal fishDescription: Several sections across and along the Hoel o' the Broch were made, but it was to risky to try the seine net. No. of sections not specified.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 2 successful hauls were taken south of Long Forties and south west of the Swatchway.
Demersal fishDescription: At the Devils Hole good catches were made of cod, plaice, lemon sole and witch dabs. The weather was good enough to also allow a camera haul to take place. No. of hauls not specified.
Gear researchDescription: A small deviced used to ascertain when the net had reached and left the bottom was tested to various success. No. of experiments isn't specified.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: At the Devils Hole good catches were made of cod, plaice, lemon sole and witch dabs. The weather was good enough to also allow a camera haul to take place. No. of hauls not specified.