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Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 6/70

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/70
Cruise period1970-07-27 — 1970-09-18
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To search for stocks of scallops and queens in the waters around Shetland.
2. To carry out a limited programme of trawling.
3. To take plankton samples and temperature recordings.

Meat yields were determined with scallops caught in the SE area of Shetland. Chlamys opercularis were taken mainly as isolated specimens.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), James A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/70 cruise report goldseeker06_70.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland, Lerwick, Sumburgh area, Muckle Flugga, Yell Sound, west coast from Hillswick to Burra Isle
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: 1-hour duration, two on the east and two on the west coast
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 2964
Description: 18 plaice, 371 lemon sole, 42 witch, 114 common dab, 46 L.RD, 27 cod, 456 haddock, 23 whiting, 1247 T.esmarkii, 301 Argentine, 12 Angler, 235 Gurnard, 42 Calliocyrus, 5 Sebastes, 25 Skate
MolluscsQuantity: number of specimens = 523
Description: Pecten maximus caught
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 230
Description: 15 minutes duration using a standard 4-foot scallop dredge. Pecten maximus caught