1. To determine the distribution and density of 1 and 2-group bass in winter to compare with the May and September Solent surveys and November Thames survey.
2. To determine the presence of salmon and sea trout smolts in Southampton Water and tributaries and inner harbours.
3. (Additional objective) To repeat selected tows with different trawls and at different speeds to compare the effects on size composition of the catch.
4. Water surface temperatures were recorded at each station
Graham D Pickett (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Southampton Water and adjoining estuaries and the western Solent
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of hauls = 29 Description: Made at 11 stations. 2423 bass were caught, 189 scaled for age analysis
Quantity: number of specimens = 52 Description: Taggings of Bass