Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 1/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier1/73
Cruise period1973-01-29 — 1973-02-22
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the state of scallop and queen stocks in the Firth of Clyde.
2. To investigate stocks of Nephrops and Pandalus in the Clyde.
3. To search for small Nephrops.
4. To take daily surface temperature readings.
Chief scientistJohn Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 1/73 cruise report goldseeker01_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only; continuous throughout the cruise.
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 78
Description: 57 of 15 minutes duration using the standard 4ft dredge, six 15 minute hauls made with the 8ft beam trawl and fourteen 5 minute hauls made with the 4ft dredge to study the state of the scallop and queen stocks