Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 3/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier3/70
Cruise period1970-04-26 — 1970-05-14
Port of departureKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrishaig, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the catch composition and abundance of lobsters around the Hebrides.
2. To investigate the spawning frequency of lobsters.
3. To investigate the crab stocks.
4. To undertake comparative creel fishing for lobsters and crabs.
5. To take plankton samples and temperature recordings and undertake trawling for Nephrops and white fish, as far as is compatible with the above main objectives.
Chief scientistHarold J Thomas (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 3/70 cruise report goldseeker03_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: temperature only
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: using a 1m 26 oblique net.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: using a 1m 26 oblique net.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: commercial species survey.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 576
Description: Traps for crab and lobster catch composition and abundance survey.