QuanTech offers our clients an infrastructure of experienced field staff with proven biological sampling capabilities. Each biological sampler is trained in extensive biological sampling, sample preservation, and shipping procedures. The training of our field staff is tailored to the needs of each data collection program. Our biological samplers ensure fish parts are properly prepared, thoroughly documented, and delivered in a timely manner.
For our current projects our staff are trained to collect fish lengths, weights, and tissues (e.g. muscle, gonad samples) and hard parts (e.g. otoliths, caudal vertebrae) needed for scientific studies. This data is used to monitor fish age, growth, location, and fecundity, which are needed to create accurate stock assessments for effective fisheries management.