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Cruise inventory

FRV Goldseeker 9/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Goldseeker (74GO)
Cruise identifier9/78
Cruise period1978-10-04 — 1978-10-26
Port of departureGranton, United Kingdom
Port of returnLeith, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistJames A Sinclair (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Goldseeker 9/78 cruise report goldseeker09_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 54
Description: Cod stomachs examined for Nephrops remains.
CrustaceansQuantity: 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.