FRV Goldseeker 9/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier9/87
Cruise period1987-08-03 — 1987-08-18
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnGairloch, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To catch fish escaping from codends using the driver's vehicle TUVII; to hold them in underwater cages and assess the survival report.

Fish will also be taken from inside the codend and control fish will be caught by handline and held in separate cages.

2) Where spots of fish can be located on the ships echosounder in shallow water, divers will descend to a position above them and attempt to follow and observe their reactions in the path of the advancing trawl gear.

3) The Biology Sections will collect gadiod stomachs to augment data for their fish cage experiments off Badachro, Gairloch.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 9/87 cruise report goldseeker9_87.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fish
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: Cine film of the fish.