1. To describe the distribution of pre-recruit cod and other gadoids in terms of salinity, temperature and depth.
2. To record surface and bottom salinity (Sº/00) and temperature (TºC) en route and at each fishing position.
3. To bring back live fish to the laboratory.
John D Riley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Water bottle stations
Description: surface only
Quantity: number of stations = 62 Description: CTD used to find a transect with a large salinity gradient with minimum variation in TºC and depth.
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of stations = 5 Description: sampled for gadoid abundance.