Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 1/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier1/71
Cruise period1971-02-03 — 1971-02-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
Objectives1. To test the performance of a specially-designed fine mesh shrimp trawl.
2. To investigate the distribution, abundance and biology of Pandalus spp. in the Moray Firth.
3. To obtain data on the stock composition of Nephrops and of the associated white fish species.
4. To take temperature readings and plankton hauls.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 1/71 cruise report goldseeker01_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth of Buckie
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: daily surface temperature readings (reported as constant 7.25C)
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 70mm prawn trawl north of Buckie. No Nephrops but a good haul of Pandalus montagui and white fish.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 70mm prawn trawl north of Buckie. No Nephrops but a good haul of Pandalus montagui and white fish.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 70mm prawn trawl north of Buckie. No Nephrops but a good haul of Pandalus montagui and white fish.