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General
Data set name

Bristol Channel Sole Egg Surveys (1990)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom February to June 1990
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Bristol Channel (between north Cornwall and South Wales out to 7° W)

Observations 
Parameters

Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column

Description 
Summary

Six cruises were undertaken collecting 70-80 samples to estimate the spawning stock biomass of the Sole (Solea solea) in the Bristol Channel area. Plankton samples were sorted and all fish eggs and larvae identified to species level where possible. Solea solea and plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) eggs were staged to enable seasonal production estimates and mortality rates to be calculated. Edible crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae have also been sorted, staged and densities calculated. Temperature and salinity 'V' shaped profiles are available at each sampling position. Continuous near-surface (3m) temperature and salinity data are available for the complete cruises tracks.

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 identifier1029058
Global identifier437
Last revised2010-01-20