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Data set name

Juvenile fish surveys, North Wales Coast (1987-1993)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom July 1987 to March 1993
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Great Ormes Head to Dee Estuary; also Red Wharf Bay and Ribble Estuary

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos generic abundance; Sediment grain size parameters; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; sediment grabs; manual biota samplers

Description 
Summary

This comprises a study of flatfish nursery population (with emphasis on commercially important species such as plaice and sole) to examine factors which influence distribution and year class strength of 0-groups in first few months of life. Developments include the assessment of abundance, biomass and production of all mobile epibenthic predators which compete for resources with flatfish juveniles. This research is focused on the centre of a large nursery ground on the North Wales coast, close to Rhyl, Clwyd.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029033
Global identifier415
Last revised2009-05-22