Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 6A/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier6A/78
Cruise period1978-05-23 — 1978-06-16
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo measure the dimensions of sand clouds generated by different types of trawl boards and their relationship to trawl bridles

The whole of the programme was carried out working daily from Buckie in the Spey Bay test area. Only 3 days were lost during the cruise to bad weather which made it unsuitable for diving. During the 07/06/1978 the ''Mara'' docked early to allow the P&TO staff from the Laboratory to be interviewed by Staff Inspector from London
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 6A/78 cruise report mara6a_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSpey Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: The programme was carried out in the Spey Bay test area. The water clarity was poor due to the heavy swell through out the experiments. The hauls were to investigate the sand clouds generated by different types of trawl. No. of hauls not specified.