1. To carry out an acoustic survey for pelagic species in the Western Channel using the Scottish towed body and QMII/QD Simrad integrator systems. This will concentrate on the Lyme Bay-Eddystone region and if time and weather permit extend offshore to the Hurd Deep area.
2. To identify and sample any major pelagic fish concentrations using a midwater trawl.
3. To obtain pelagic species for biological sampling and for the fish identification courses.
4. To deploy and retrieve a two current meter mooring at position 50º 37' N and 00º 45' W (about 6 1/2 miles south of Selsey Bill).
P O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Quantity: number of recoveries = 2 Description: current meters recovered;7 days