FRV Goldseeker 6/70
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Goldseeker (74GO)|
|Cruise period||1970-07-27 — 1970-09-18|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To search for stocks of scallops and queens in the waters around Shetland.
2. To carry out a limited programme of trawling.
3. To take plankton samples and temperature recordings.
Meat yields were determined with scallops caught in the SE area of Shetland. Chlamys opercularis were taken mainly as isolated specimens.
|Chief scientist||F Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), James A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|Specific||Shetland, Lerwick, Sumburgh area, Muckle Flugga, Yell Sound, west coast from Hillswick to Burra Isle|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 4|
Description: 1-hour duration, two on the east and two on the west coast
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 2964|
Description: 18 plaice, 371 lemon sole, 42 witch, 114 common dab, 46 L.RD, 27 cod, 456 haddock, 23 whiting, 1247 T.esmarkii, 301 Argentine, 12 Angler, 235 Gurnard, 42 Calliocyrus, 5 Sebastes, 25 Skate
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of specimens = 523|
Description: Pecten maximus caught
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of hauls = 230|
Description: 15 minutes duration using a standard 4-foot scallop dredge. Pecten maximus caught