Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 5/69

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier5/69
Cruise period1969-05-05 — 1969-05-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) Sampling pre-recruit flatfish in the bays of the Moray Firth and the east coast of Scotland. All samples were taken in depths of less than 10 fm
2) Otoliths were taken from plaice, flounders, common dabs and long rough dabs in all areas
3) All cod were examined for worms
4) Stomach samples were taken from plaice and common dabs in the Moray Firth bays.

Bad weather prevented work on the 13/05/1969 and the 19/05/1969. ''Mara'' called in at Aberdeen on the 22/05/1969 to unload equipment and samples, then it steamed overnight to Buckie.
Chief scientistD W Armstrong (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 5/69 cruise report mara5_69.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth, Aberdeen Bay, Montrose-Milton Ness, Largo Bay, Aberlady Bay, St Andrews Bay, Dornoch Firth, Nairn Bay, Burghead Bay, Spey Bay, Cullen Bay, Aberdour Bay, Aberdeen Bay, St Andrews Bay, Largo Bay
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 19
Description: 17 long rough dabs, 1 lemon sole, 1 brill. Haddock and whiting were also caught.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of specimens = 19
Description: 17 long rough dabs, 1 lemon sole, 1 brill. Haddock and whiting were also caught.