FRV Goldseeker 8/75

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier8/75
Cruise period1975-08-19 — 1975-09-04
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnArdrishaig, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the catch composition of lobsters and crabs on grounds off Argyllshire, west of Kintyre.
2. To compare the efficiencies of standard Scottish creels and Cornish inkwell pots.
3. To compare the efficiency of artificial and natural baits in catching lobsters and crabs.
Chief scientistAlan A Dunthorn (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), F Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 8/75 cruise report goldseeker08_75.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificTarbert, Bute, Ardrishaig, Sound of Jura, Loch Craignish, West of Kintyre
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 384
Description: Creel deployments
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 96
Description: 91 crabs (40 females and 51 males) and 5 lobsters. The catch composition and catches of different creel and bait types were determined.