1. To carry out a survey of pre-recruit bass. in the Solent area using a standard high-headline trawl with cod-end liner fitted;
2. To tag juvenile/pre-recruit bass in nursery areas.
3. To sample commercial catches of bass as available by visiting merchants and
dealers on West Sussex and Hants coast.
4. To carry out a census of bass fishing effort in the above areas.
Graham D Pickett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
English Channel North Sea
Solent, Southampton Water and the West Sussex and Hants coasts.
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of stations = 33
Description: Sample commercial catches of bass.
Quantity: number of specimens = 307 Description: bass tagged and released in nursery areas.