Commercial Marine Species Sampling Protocols

Example of sampling tool

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is giving the public access to the protocols for collecting the biological data that apply to the commercial catches of marine species in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. For each species, the sampling protocols are illustrated in the form of shortened data sheets on which the species code, the type of form, the main procedure guidelines, the sampling stratification criteria as well as the biological material collection techniques for detailed laboratory examination are presented.

Sampling protocols  (format PDF, 3.9 MB)

For printing purposes, the links providing a quick access to the sampling forms without having to consult the complete document are also available below.

Sampling forms

FISHPort samplingAt-sea sampling
Accuracy of 1.0 cm, 1.0 mm and 0.1 mmPDF, 70 KB PDF, 71 KB
Accuracy of 0.5 cmPDF, 69 KB
PDF, 72 KB

INVERTEBRATESPort samplingAt-sea sampling
American lobsterPDF, 63 KB PDF, 79 KB
Common razor clamPDF, 66 KB PDF, 64 KB
Green sea urchinPDF, 67 KB PDF, 65 KB
Hyas crabPDF, 132 KB PDF, 158 KB
Northern shrimpPDF, 132 KB PDF, 66 KB
Rock crabPDF, 74 KB PDF, 74 KB
Scallop sp.PDF, 63 KB PDF, 102 KB
Sea CucumberPDF, 151 KB PDF, 154 KB
Snow crabPDF, 132 KB PDF, 151 KB
Soft shell clamPDF, 165 KB PDF, 168 Ko (Only FR)
Surf clam sp.PDF, 63 KB PDF, 65 KB
Waved whelkPDF, 80 KB PDF, 111 KB

Revisé le : 2009-08-10