Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/70
Cruise period1970-06-15 — 1970-07-10
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To determine the best way of operating bean trawl from FRS ''Mara'' for sampling flatfish in shallow, coastal water off the east coast of Scotland
2) To obtain further information on the relative strengths of the various year classes of flatfish species, especially plaice, present in the bays of the Moray Firth, the east coast of Scotland and the Firth of Forth
3) To collect stomach contents of common and long rough dab

''Mara'' berthed in Buckie on the 19/06/1970, and returned to Buckie for repairs on the 26/07/1970. The ship went to Aberdeen for modifications to be made to the trawl which had been causing some chafing damage to the side of the vessel. ''Mara'' returned to Aberdeen to unload scientific equiptment on the 09/07/1970
Chief scientistD W Armstrong (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/70 cruise report mara5_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificAberdeen Bay, Nairn Bay, Burghead Bay, Dornoch Firth, Spey Bay, Aberdour Bay, Firth of Forth, Largo Bay, Aberlady Bay, St Andrew's Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: Plaice, common dab