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Data set name

International English Channel Sole egg survey (1991)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom March to June 1991
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Eastern English Channel

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton egg hatch proportion; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Plankton nets; salinity sensor

Description 
Summary

Four cruises were undertaken collecting 70-80 samples to estimate the spawning stock biomass of the Sole (Solea solea) in the eastern English Channel. This was part of an international series of cruises covering the Southern Bight and the whole English Channel. Plankton samples were sorted and all fish eggs and larvae identified to species level where possible. Solea solea eggs were staged and seasonal production estimates and mortality rates have been calculated. Edible crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae have also been sorted, staged and densities calculated. Temperature and salinity 'V' shaped profiles are available at each sampling position. Continuous near-surface (3 m) temperature and salinity data are available for the complete cruises tracks.

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 identifier1029064
Global identifier443
Last revised2009-05-22