Cruise inventory

FRV Mara 10/60

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier10/60
Cruise period1960-09-20 — 1960-10-08
Objectives1) Work was done with the trouser trawl
2) A comparison was made between the 2 halves of the net
3) Catches were made of prime fish and whiting
4) A large scale Decca chart survey was done of the ground in the Tod Head area
5) Means were devised of handling a large wing trawl with a 30 ft string of bobbins along the belly and bunts
6) Various rigs were tried out to assess the ease with which they could be handled
Chief scientistW Dickson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 10/60 cruise report mara10_60.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificAberdeen Bay, Benachie Ground, Tod Head
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: A survey of fish stocks within the area was noted and plotted. No. of hauls taken not noted.
Gear researchDescription: Handling of small nets was looked at, but on several attempts the big net ended in split bellies. No. of hauls not specified.
Gear researchDescription: To test the seine netting after it was re-rigged. A few minor adjustments had to be made at first, but then it appeared to fish properly. No. of hauls not specified.
Gear researchDescription: Comparison between the two halves of the net were made. No. of hauls made not noted.