FRV Goldseeker 8/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier8/89
Cruise period1989-06-26 — 1989-07-13
Port of departureCorpach, United Kingdom
Port of returnKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To investigate the settlement of scallops, queens and crabs in the Clyde Sea area, the Sound of Jura, off the Islay coast, the Sound of Mull, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourne, Loch Carron, Camustiel and Loch Toscaig, Gairloch and Poolewe.

2) To study the size and age composition of scallop and queen stocks in the same areas.

3) To examine the gonads of scallops and queens to determine their maturing age.

4) To record surface and subsurface water temperatures.

5) To preserve gill sections of scallops from selected west coast stations for future pathological examination.
Chief scientistDavid I Fraser (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 8/89 cruise report goldseeker7and8_89.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde sea area
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsDescription: Water temperatures
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: Survey for Scallops and Queens
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of deployments = 124
Description: Dredging for scallops and queens