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Ecosystems Surveys Branch

Electronic Sample Request Form for Groundfish and Shellfish Surveys

The The Ecosystems Surveys Branch annually receives and accommodates in excess of 100 sampling requests for the collection of biological specimens on our bottom trawl, shrimp, sea scallop dredge and clam dredge surveys. As a government research and survey program responsible for annual offshore surveys of finfish and invertebrate resources, we strive to assist internal and external investigators whenever possible. During each of these surveys, we maintain a prioritized list of biological sampling and accepted internal and external requests will be incorporated into the overall cruise priorities.

All sampling requests should be submitted electronically via our web-based form. If this is not possible, please contact Jakub Kircun ( 508-495-2281) for assistance. Prior to submitting a sampling request, please review our program requirements and restrictions.

To submit a sampling request to be collected during a particular survey, click on the appropriate link below. You will receive an automatic email reply indicating that your request has been successfully submitted. Your request will be evaluated relative to our other sampling priorities and you will be contacted directly if there are issues associated with the request. If your request is approved for inclusion within our special samples list for a given cruise, we will make every effort to secure samples for you but cannot guarantee that we will successfully secure all requested samples.

Please note that the Spring and Fall requests should be emailed to Jakub Kircun, while the Scallop requests should be emailed to Nancy McHugh.

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