Sampling Protocol

Commercial Marine Species Sampling Protocols

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, 2.8 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

FISH Port sampling At-sea sampling
Accuracy of 1.0 cm, 1.0 mm and 0.1 mm PDF, 70 KB PDF, 71 KB
Accuracy of 0.5 cm PDF, 69 KB PDF, 72 KB
INVERTEBRATES Port sampling At-sea sampling
American lobster PDF, 64 KB PDF, 79 KB
Common razor clam PDF, 67 KB PDF, 64 KB
Green sea urchin PDF, 67 KB PDF, 66 KB
Hyas crab PDF, 133 KB PDF, 158 KB
Northern shrimp PDF, 132 KB PDF, 67 KB
Rock crab PDF, 74 KB PDF, 74 KB
Scallop sp. PDF, 63 KB PDF, 102 KB
Sea Cucumber PDF, 152 KB PDF, 154 KB
Snow crab PDF, 133 KB PDF, 152 KB
Soft shell clam PDF, 165 KB PDF, 166 KB
Surf clam sp. PDF, 63 KB PDF, 65 KB
Waved whelk PDF, 81 KB PDF, 112 KB

 Reviewed: 2009-08-10