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 during the cruise.
R J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
English Channel North Sea Bay of Biscay
S. Bight/E. Channel
Biology and fisheries
Eggs and larvae
Quantity: number of stations = 93 Description: plankton stations completed using the high-speed sampler covering the complete area of herring larval distribution.