FRV Goldseeker 6/80
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Goldseeker (74GO)|
|Cruise period||1980-05-06 — 1980-05-28|
|Port of departure||Oban, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Troon, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Colin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||N.W. Coast Scotland|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Description: Hauls made in the Lynn of Morven and off Little Cumbrae to provide nephrops for growth experiments.|
|Gear research||Description: Trawl catches compared to photography to obtain an idication of efficiency and selectivity of the trawl.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of images = 530|
Description: 15 video tapes and 515 colour photographs taken of Nephrops and the sea bed.