FRV Mara 4/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier4/63
Cruise period1963-03-18 — 1963-04-04
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom

Damage to one of the trawls forced ''Mara'' to return to Buckie for repairs and to pick up spare gear from the Laboratory. The spare aft door was damaged and the ship returned to Aberdeen for repairs leaving on the 03/04/1963.
Chief scientistWilliam B Hall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 4/63 cruise report mara4_63.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificTarbat Ness, Kinnaird Head, E of Buckie, grounds off Berriedale, Moray Firth, Rosehearty, Cruden Buoy, Benachie grounds, Aberdeen Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Work took place off Berriedale until strong winds forced trawling to be moved to 3 miles off Rosehearty. No. of hauls not specified.
Demersal fishDescription: Hauls took place off Kinnaird Head. No of hauls not specified.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: 3 hauls were made in Abereen Bay for live fish.
Demersal fishDescription: 1 trawl was made on the Benachie grounds, then they were taken closer inshore due to bad weather. No. of inshore trawls not specified.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: 6 hauls of 15min duration took place 6 miles north by east of Buckie.