FRV Goldseeker 6/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier6/75
Cruise period1975-06-16 — 1975-07-09
Port of departureLeith, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo undertake comparative fishing experiments with a standard (70 mm mesh) Nephrops trawl cod-end (A), and a Nephrops trawl and cod-end of 50 mm throughout (B). Surface temperatures were recorded
Chief scientistC Davidson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 6/75 cruise report goldseeker06_75.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth-east of Craig Leith
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 21010
Description: 11309 Nephrops taken by 70mm mesh trawl, 9701 taken by 50mm mesh trawl. 13839 males and 7171 females caught. 64 females were berried
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: 22 trawls made with a standard (70mm mesh) Nephrops trawl cod-end, and 20 with a Nephrops trawl and cod-end of 50mm were made daily