FRV Goldseeker 9/78
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Goldseeker (74GO)|
|Cruise period||1978-10-04 — 1978-10-26|
|Port of departure||Granton, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Leith, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To compare quantity, size and sex composition of Nephrops and fish by-catch taken by a Nephrops trawl using different codend mesh sizes.
2. To assess predation on Nephrops from examination of fish stomachs and to preserve any Nephrops for later analysis.
By-catches of whiting, long rough dabs, common dabs, cod and saithe were made. Cod and saithe stomachs were examined for Nephrops remains.
|Chief scientist||James A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 54|
Description: Cod stomachs examined for Nephrops remains.
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of specimens = 21373|
Description: Size and sex composition and mean carapace length of Nephrops caught using a 65mm Nephrops trawl with nomial 61 and 78mm cod-end and a small mesh cover were determined. The number of berried females was also determined.