Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/63

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/63
Cruise period1963-05-21 — 1963-06-08
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) Trials with the headline height of the wing trawl and codends
2) Haddock and flatfish were caught

An easterly swell and fog prevented work on 2 days
Chief scientistJames A Pope (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/63 cruise report mara8_63.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBucah Deeps, Moray Firth, Orkney, E of Peterhead
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Fishing took place on the Buchan Deeps, Moray Firth and Orkney until suitable catches were obtained. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchDescription: Trials for the wing trawl, testing the difference between a nylon 68.4nm and Ulstron 78.3nm cod-end. The headline height was altered between 2' and 9'. The variation in headline hight seemed to show no particular difference, but the Ulstron seemed to show a larger catch rate. No. of hauls were not specified.