FRV Goldseeker 6/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/81
Cruise period1981-05-26 — 1981-06-17
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnCrinan, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To measure moult increments in growth of Nephrops in cages and to measure the duration of different phases of the moulting cycle.
2) To study distribution and density of Nephrops in the Sound of Jura and Clyde.
3) To make observations on the size composition of Nephrops stocks in relation to density.
4) To recapture tagged Nephrops releasedin the Sound of Jura and Clyde in June 1980.
5) To tag and release further batches of Nephrops in these two areas.

6) To measure selectively of 70mm mesh Nephrops trawl.

7) To test new 22mm mesh trawl for sampling small Nephrops.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/81 cruise report goldseeker5and6_81.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificW. Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrops Survey
TaggingsDescription: Taggings of new Nephrops
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyDescription: Camera footage