1. To carry out the annual September trawl survey for pre-recruit bass in the Solent area.
2. To determine the relative abundance and distribution of juvenile bass and other species in the Solent and associated harbours.
3. To repeat selected tows at different speeds to compare the effects on size composition of the catch.
Mary Jane Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
The Solent, Southampton Water, Chichester and Langstone Harbours
Biology and fisheries
Description: Just off of Whale Island and in Warsash Marina tows were fished.
No. of hauls not noted.