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The New 2023 Biological sampling Manual for samplers at sea and at port

A new manual for the Pacific Marine Specimen Bank is now available and can be download from the biological sampling section of the website. This manual is intended for scientists, observers and port samplers collecting stomach, muscle, liver, gonad, otoliths and dorsal spine samples from yellowfin, bigeye, albacore and skipjack tunas and bycatch species in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean.

 It includes new techniques for genetic sampling, steps by steps updated protocols and details on data collection.

 Don’t hesitate to dive into science and brand-new biological sampling techniques!  All procedures, forms and this manual can be downloaded from the biological sampling guides and forms section of the website link: