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General
Data set name

Western English Channel Groundfish Survey using charter vessels Bogey and Carhelmar (1985-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1985 onwards (September to October each year)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Fixed station grid covering the western English Channel (north side)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The survey consists of 57 stations on the main sole grounds in the English waters of the western English Channel. There has been one vessel change (1989) at the same time as the gear change. The objective is to provide fisheries-independent abundance indices of all age-groups of sole and plaice which are used by the assessment working groups to 'tune' the VPA and to estimate recruitment. Data are collated on other fish species.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029056
Global identifier435
Last revised2009-05-22