Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 1/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier1/72
Cruise period1972-01-31 — 1972-03-02
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake experimental electrical fishing for Nephrops - abandoned due to bad weather.
2. To study the states of the scallop and queen stocks off the south-west of Scotland.
3. To compare the efficiencies of various gears used to catch scallops and queens.
4. To study the stocks of Munida in the same area.
5. To take surface temerature daily.
Chief scientistJames Mason (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 1/72 cruise report goldseeker01_02_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 32
Description: temperature measured daily
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: 60 minute hauls with 8ft queen dredge
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 67
Description: scallop and queen survey
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrops creels
CrustaceansDescription: 90 minute hauls with a 8ft beam trawl - comparative fishing