Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 3/76

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier3/76
Cruise period1976-04-09 — 1976-04-28
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGranton, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To assess the abundance of Nephrops and their burrows on commercial grounds in the Firth of Forth.
2. To determine variations in trawl catches and in the behaviour of Nephrops by day and night.
3. To measure the efficiency of a Nephrops trawl.
4. To assess the effects of tides on Nephrops catches and behaviour.
5. To set up cages of bivalve molluscs to assess pollution effects in the upper reaches of the Firth.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 3/76 cruise report goldseeker03_76.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: population structures,behaviour