1. To carry out a survey for herring larvae in the Southern Bight and eastern Channel as part of an international survey of the abundance and distribution of autumn spawned herring larvae in the North Sea and adjacent waters.
2. To obtain samples of adult herring for age analysis. No fishing was carried out due to the lack of suitable echo traces within the area surveyed.
R J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
English Channel North Sea Bristol Channel Bay of Biscay
Southern Bight/ Eastern Channel
Biology and fisheries
Eggs and larvae
Quantity: number of stations = 93 Description: plankton stations were completed with the high-speed sampler covering the complete area of herring larval distribution.