FRV Goldseeker 15/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier15/86
Cruise period1986-11-27 — 1986-12-17
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To examine the influence of ground friction on the drag of several ground ropes previously used with chalut 28, 90/37, 10 (BT 159)

2) To carry out engineering trials on both soft and firm bottom using a dual purpose trawl (BT 160) with rockhopper foot rope.

3) To measure the drag of the prawn trawl (BT 126) fished with both standard leaded grassrope and rubber disk, rockhopper and bobbin foot ropes.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 15/86 cruise report goldseeker15_86.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research