FRV Goldseeker 3/79
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Goldseeker (74GO)|
|Cruise period||1979-02-12 — 1979-02-23|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To compare magnitude and composition of catches of Nephrops and fish taken by 70 mm Nephrops trawl fished with or without sweeps.
2. To assess predation on Nephrops by analysis of fish stomach contents. To measure size composition of Nephrops prey in relation to predator size.
3. To take sea bed temperature measurements in the area of tagged Nephrops releases in 1978.
4. To collect live Nephrops for aquarium growth experiments.
|Chief scientist||James A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 8|
Description: T only.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Description: Nephrop predation studies.|
|Gear research||Description: Comparing the catches of Nephrops when using a trawl fitted with and without sweeps.|