FRV Goldseeker 11/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier11/85
Cruise period1985-08-07 — 1985-08-22
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnStornoway, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To measure the drag of the above 2 nets both with and without separating panels and codends.

2) To carry out engineering trials on both soft and firm bottom using a rockhopper groundrope on the dual purpose gear and standard leaded grassrope on the prawn trawl

3) To investigate the effect of increased door spread on the prawn trawl configuration.
Chief scientistR Derek Galbraith (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 11/85 cruise report goldseeker11_85.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Specificoff Stornoway
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: prawn trawl
Gear researchDescription: Net drag