Animal Care – Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide a detailed description of commonly used procedures. SOPs may be used as part of an AUP application so long as the protocol is referenced and attached.Any deviation from the SOP must be clearly described and justified.

The following SOPs (PDF’s) are for some of the most common field collections. We would welcome any additional input to these procedures.

Thank you for your patience as we are in the middle of updating our SOPs. If you have any questions, please email

Field Collection Methods:

  • Beach Collections
  • Beach Seine
  • Dredging
  • Remote Fish Lab
  • Remote Invertebrate Lab
  • Trawling


P. Annelida:

  • Polycheates

Cl. Anthozoa:

  • Anthozoa
  • Hydrozoa

P. Arthropoda:

  • Amphipoda
  • Barnacles
  • Crabs
  • Shrimps

P. Brachiopoda

P. Bryozoa

P. Echinodermata:

  • Brittle Stars
  • Crinoidea
  • Echinoidea
  • Sea Cucumbers

P. Mollusca:

  • Bivalve
  • Cephalopoda
  • Gastropoda
  • Nudibranchs
  • Polyplacophora

P. Platyhelminthes

P. Porifera (sponges)


  • Chimaera
  • Clingfish
  • Dogfish
  • Eelpout
  • Flatfish
  • Goby
  • Greenling
  • Gunnel-prickleback
  • Hagfish
  • Hake
  • Herring
  • Kelpfish
  • Perch
  • Pipefish
  • Poacher
  • Stickleback

CCAC protocols for fish euthanasia or anasthesia