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Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/65

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/65
Cruise period1965-05-31 — 1965-06-19
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) 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 scientistC C Hemmings (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/65 cruise report mara5_65.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCullen Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: 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 researchQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: All of the 1st week was spent with personnel learning to handle the 'Mobell'.