Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 9/64

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier9/64
Cruise period1964-08-17 — 1964-08-21
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To make preliminary trials with the purse seine without power blocks
2) Salps and onos were caught
3) An echo search for herring shoals was made over the outer reaches of the Moray Firth

It was not until the 20/08/1964 that the conditions were satisfactory for an attempt to be made to shoot the purse seine
Chief scientistA Corrigall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 9/64 cruise report mara9_64.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificRattray Head, Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: An echo sound was used overnight to try to locate herring shoals, for more hauling. No shoals were found.
Gear researchDescription: Cruise was to carry out trials with the pruse seine without power blocks. Hauling was done by hand NW of Rattray Head, good catches were received. No. of hauls not specified.