Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 7B/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier7B/73
Cruise period1973-09-10 — 1973-10-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
ObjectivesTo undertake comparative fishing with various rigs of Nephrops trawls. Surface temperatures were also recorded
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 7B/73 cruise report goldseeker07b_73.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast of Tiumpan Head
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 21
Description: 1-2 hours duration made with a standard 70 mm Nephrops trawl. Trouser cod-end (mesh 65.8mm) fitted with a small mesh whole cover on leg A, and leg B fitted with a lifting cover (mesh 137mm) and small mesh whole cover. The escape pattern from the different gears, mean overall carapcae lengths, size and sex compositions of the stock fished were determined.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: 1-2 hours duration made with a standard 70 mm Nephrops trawl with a standard cod-end (mesh 64.2mm) with small mesh whole cover. The escape pattern from the different gears, mean overall carapcae lengths, size and sex compositions of the stock fished were determined.