FRV Mara 12B/74

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Mara (74MR)
Cruise identifier12B/74
Cruise period1974-12-02 — 1974-12-20
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom

To survey the distribution and abundance of 0-group herring and sprats in the Clyde with a mid-water trawl.

To catch demersal fish by hand-line on the dumping ground off Garroch Head for pollution analysis.

Trawling successful catching herring and saithe. The latter were tagged. Line fishing unsuccessful but some trawled fish kept for analysis.
Chief scientistGeorge McPherson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Mara 12B/74 cruise report mara12_74.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificGarroch Head, Loch Long, Loch Striven
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: Herring were caught on 17 trawls. Sprats, T.esmarkii, and saithe were also caught
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 50
Description: Taggings of saithe