FRV Goldseeker 6/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/80
Cruise period1980-05-06 — 1980-05-28
Port of departureOban, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study distribution and density of Nephrops in the Sound of Jura and Clyde.
2. To make observations on the size composition of Nephrops stocks in relation to density.
3. To measure selectivity of a 70 mm Nephrops trawl.
4. To measure moult increments in the growth of Nephrops.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/80 cruise report goldseeker06_80.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificN.W. Coast Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Hauls made in the Lynn of Morven and off Little Cumbrae to provide nephrops for growth experiments.
Gear researchDescription: Trawl catches compared to photography to obtain an idication of efficiency and selectivity of the trawl.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of images = 530
Description: 15 video tapes and 515 colour photographs taken of Nephrops and the sea bed.