The young fish surveys were carried out between the 23 and the 29 september in the different Eastern English Channel nurseries along the frecnh coast (see map below).
Three small trawlers have kindly welcomed us on board to carry out tows with a standard beam trawl.
ORCA , owner Fabrice Montassine in the Canche-Authie region
MA DESIRADE, owner Mickael Devarieux in the "baie de Seine"
And P’TIT VOX, owner Franck Lefort in the "Baie de Veys "
Plaices and Soles were counted and measured, and soles were then kept for the collection of otoliths (Calcium carbonate structure in the inner ear, counting the annual growth rings on the otoliths is a common technique in estimating the age of fish).