Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 8/66

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier8/66
Cruise period1966-09-05 — 1966-10-22
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To repeat previous year's work in placing control, surface and bottom-tagged fish in cages in Broad Bay to assess suvival
2) To compare the physiology of fish after varying periods of capture in surface tanks and bottom cages
3) To make observations on the capture of fish by seine net
4) To make recordings of underwater sound if possible
5) To continue diver training

''Mara'' was based in Stornoway for the duration of the cruise. Due to bad weather, the first haddock were not established in the cages until the 17/09/1966. Exceptionally bad weather terminated experiments on the 03/10/1966. Attention was paid to objectives 2-4 and diver training proceeded as circumstances permitted
Chief scientistC C Hemmings (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Mara 8/66 cruise programme mara8_66.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Mara 8/66 cruise report mara8_66.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificBroad Bay, Loch Erisort, Isle of Lewis,
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 103
Description: 49 surface tagged fish, 54 bottom tagged fish