Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 4/64

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier4/64
Cruise period1964-03-26 — 1964-04-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Echo Survey at the area around Bell Rock
2) Camera survey was made of the rough ground

The ship returned to Aberdeen due to deteriorating weather conditions and tied up at Torry dock on the 27/03/1964 until the 31/03/1964. The sea conditions were still impossible for working and ''Mara'' put back to Aberdeen.
Chief scientistEdward S Strange (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 4/64 cruise report mara4_64.pdf — access key 'C' (3.97 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBell Rock, Tod Head, Montrose, Girdleness
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: whiting, haddock, cod, plaice, lemon sole, common dab, long rough dab, witch, ling, Agonus, catfish, lumpsucker, nephrops, sponges, starfish, Echinoderms, Gadus Luseus, and lobsters caught
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: whiting, haddock, cod, plaice, lemon sole, common dab, long rough dab, witch, ling, Agonus, catfish, lumpsucker, nephrops, sponges, starfish, Echinoderms, Gadus Luseus, and lobsters caught
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 19
Description: 8 using a rig modified for trawling over rough ground. 9 hauls made using manilla, nylon and polypropylene trawls with the hardground gear. 2 hauls off Girdleness
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosounding