1. To locate and investigate spawning bass by trawling and egg and larval surveys.
2. To obtain visible bass eggs and incubate them at a range of temperatures.
3. To tag adult bass on the spawning grounds.
4. To survey the North Sea south of 52º N and the English Channel east of 0º for sole egg abundance, using the MAFF 53cm plankton sampler.
Brenda M Thompson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)