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FRV Goldseeker 5/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier5/78
Cruise period1978-06-05 — 1978-06-29
Port of departureInvergordon, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo study Nephrops including tagging and releasing.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 5/78 cruise report goldseeker05_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specific3 miles off Balintore( 57 degrees 43 minutes North, 3 degrees, 51 minutes West)
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 132
Description: Nephrops were placed in cages on the seabed and their survival recorded over several days. 30 creel-caught tagged with plastic toggle tags inserted through the junction between carapace and abdomen, 14 creel-caught tagged with plastic streamer tags, 30 creel-caught untagged (control group) and 58 trawl-caught obtained from commercial vessel
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: Four fleets of 25 creels were fished for periods of 1-5 days using salt herring bait. The size and sex compositions were determined.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 1964
Description: Toggle-tagged Nephrops (1285 males, 679 females) were released in the area during the cruise. The carapace lengths of these animals were measured to the nearest 0.1mm