FRV Mara 5/65
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Mara (74MR)|
|Cruise period||1965-05-31 — 1965-06-19|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1) Rigging and learning to ''handle'' the Mobell at the surface
2) A small film for TV showing was made by a BBC team on the 13/06/1965
3) A tape recorder was used to record all conversations between ''Mara's'' bridge and the Mobell
4) Observations were made on the orientation and direction of fish to different parts of the gear
5) Photographs were taken of the trawl
All work was carried out on a day to day basis from Buckie because of the number of personnel involved. Continual minor running repairs to the ''Mobell'' had to be carried out throughout the cruise and this wasted a considerable amount of working time.
|Chief scientist||C C Hemmings (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of image series = 1|
Description: A small film was made for the BBC using the 'Mobell' gear to record a trawl in progress. Most work took place in Cullen Bay where there was a large population of flat-fish.
|Gear research||Quantity: activity duration in days = 7|
Description: All of the 1st week was spent with personnel learning to handle the 'Mobell'.