The Tranche A Otter and Beam Trawl series details the findings of the summer 2011 adult and juvenile fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the area of Tranche A of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed cable route between the 17th and 27th August. Inshore juvenile fish sampling was undertaken by Precision Marine Survey Ltd (PMSL) on 17th September 2011; sampling included stations BT53, BT54 and BT55 along cable route.The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the health and safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.
|Originator||Zone 7 - Navitus Bay|
|Keywords||Fish, Fish behaviour, Feasibility, Consenting, Zone search area, beam trawls, Dataset|