1. To determine the distribution and abundance of 0-group gadoids in the North Sea, west of 1º E and south of 60º N, being the English contribution to the ICES co-ordinated programme.
2. To collect samples of 0-group gadoids of different species from the same area for a comparative study of their feeding.
3. To locate and define the north-east coast front and to sample plankton in relation to it.
4. To test the new Guildline/Oriel towed environmental sensor.
T J Hulme (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)