1. To carry out an acoustic survey for sprat, as part of an ICES co-ordinated programme, in the Thames Estuary, Southern Bight, Wash and west central North Sea, north to 54º 30' N and offshore to 4º 30' E.
2. To sample any major concentrations with a mid-water trawl.
3. To undertake an intership calibration run with RV EXPLORER.
4. To collect species of fish for fish identification courses. Cancelled due to a lack of suitable traces.
P O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ICES Sprat Acoustic Survey (Fr)
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of hauls = 5 Description: hauls made using an International Young Gadoid Trawl