FRV Goldseeker 3/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier3/81
Cruise period1981-02-09 — 1981-03-31
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnCorpach, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To study the age and length composition of scallop and queen stocks in the Clyde area and west of Kintyre
2) To select areas suitable for later gear studies
3) To compare the standard commercial dredge with one of larger mesh, ring size and tooth spacing.
Chief scientistDavid I Fraser (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), John Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 3/81 cruise report goldseeker03_81.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde and west of Kintyre
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 145
Description: hauls of 15 minutes duration using scallop dredge.