1. To carry out the annual trawl survey for pre-recruit bass and other fish species in the middle and inner Thames estuary, Medway, Swale, Essex Blackwater, Crouch and Roach Estuaries over established grid stations.
2. To determine the relative abundance of bass and other species in the Thames Estuary.
3. To obtain samples of flatfish and for environmental monitoring programmes.
Mary Jane Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Thames, Medway, Swale and Essex Estuaries
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of hauls = 36 Description: Annual trawl survey for pre-recruit bass.
Quantity: number of specimens = 2 Description: Flounder obtained for environmental monitoring programme.