Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 4/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier4/71
Cruise period1971-04-19 — 1971-05-13
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrishaig, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the state of scallop and queen stocks in the Firth of Clyde and Solway Firth.
2. To compare the efficiencies of scallop dredge, Manx queen dredge, beam trawl and otter trawl in catching scallops and queens.
3. To use diving techniques to study the operation of scallop and queen gear under varying conditions.
4. To take temperature readings and plankton hauls.
Chief scientistJohn Drinkwater (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 4/71 cruise report goldseeker03_04_71.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificFirth of Clyde and Solway Firth
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 116
Description: scallop dredges