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FRV Goldseeker 3/79

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier3/79
Cruise period1979-02-12 — 1979-02-23
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To compare magnitude and composition of catches of Nephrops and fish taken by 70 mm Nephrops trawl fished with or without sweeps.
2. To assess predation on Nephrops by analysis of fish stomach contents. To measure size composition of Nephrops prey in relation to predator size.
3. To take sea bed temperature measurements in the area of tagged Nephrops releases in 1978.
4. To collect live Nephrops for aquarium growth experiments.
Chief scientistJames A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 3/79 cruise report goldseeker03_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: T only.
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Nephrop predation studies.
Gear researchDescription: Comparing the catches of Nephrops when using a trawl fitted with and without sweeps.