FRV Goldseeker 8/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier8/85
Cruise period1985-05-29 — 1985-06-11
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To determine catch rates, size composition and maturity of Nephrops in small and large mesh trawls in the Firth of Forth.

2) To study the growth of Nephrops in different parts of the forth

3) To obtain mud samples on the grounds for particle size , organic carbon and faunal analysis
Chief scientistKenneth Ballantyne (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 8/85 cruise report goldseeker8_85.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth
Track chartsFRV Goldseeker 8/85 cruise track — goldseeker8_85track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON)Description: carbon
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrops