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General
Data set name

Solent, south coast of England oyster survey (1982-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1982 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

East and west Solent, south coast of England

Observations 
Parameters

Sediment grain size parameters; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Geological sample density

Instruments

Benthos samplers; rock dredges

Description 
Summary

The data set records oyster length and dredge CPUE by sampling stations on a grid covering areas where oysters are exploited commercially. Approximately 400 stations are fished in early summer each year.

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
References

Walker, P. (1997) The Solent Regulated Fishery Oyster Stock Survey, 08-17 July 1997., CEFAS. Shellfish Resource Team Report, No. 21

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 identifier1029075
Global identifier455
Last revised2009-05-22