FRV Goldseeker 6/71

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/71
Cruise period1971-06-08 — 1971-07-02
Port of departureCorpach, United Kingdom
Port of returnUnknown, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the abundance and catch composition of crabs off the east coast of the Outer Hebrides, from South Uist to Harris, and around the Shiant Isles.
2. To compare the efficiencies of standard east coast creels and parlour creels in catching crabs.
3. To trawl for bait.
4. To study the distribution and abundance of scallops in the same area.
5. To take daily surface temperature readings.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/71 cruise report goldseeker06_71.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificOuter Hebrides
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: trawls for Nephrops and white fish
Demersal fishDescription: trawls for Nephrops and white fish
MolluscsDescription: scallop dredges
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 208
Description: traps for crabs and lobsters
CrustaceansDescription: trawls for Nephrops and white fish