FV Angelle Marie 1/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Angelle Marie (74ID)
Cruise identifier1/91
Cruise period1991-05-12 — 1991-05-23
Port of departurePortsmouth Harbour, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out a survey of pre-recuit bass in the Solent area using a standard high-headline trawl with a cod-end liner fitted
2) To investigate the distribution and abundance of 1990 year class bass in the area
3) To tag juvenile/pre-recruit bass in bass nursery areas
4) To sample commercial landings of bass along the Hants and Sussex coast
Chief scientistDerek Roy Eaton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Angelle Marie 1/91 cruise report angelle_marie1_91.pdf (1.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificSolent, Southampton Water, the adjacent harbours and the W Sussex and Hants coasts.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 52
Description: trawled covering the whole of the survey area. Replicate tows were also made.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 862
Description: Bass caught in the length range 13-18 cm
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 367
Description: Bass and 222 scale samples which will be included in the biological sampling programme for the area
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 19
Description: trawled using the sandeel trawl. 1076 bass caught
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 318
Description: tagged and released in nursery areas. Hallprint 'T' bar internal/external tags were placed on 289 fish, 29 fish were tagged using mini-Howitt rigid flag tags