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Protocol for sampling ship hulls to detect fouling seaweeds

This protocol is designed for sampling the hulls of large commercial ships while in commercial harbour in order to identify the biofouling macroalgae with particular attention to species likely to be introduced to the local area. Information about shipping traffic should be obtained on a daily basis by consultation with the harbour authorities. On the arrival of a suitable ship (with a particular focus on non-EU origin), an informal meeting with the captain is organized on board in the presence of the shipping agent, in order to explain the sampling programme and request authorization to sample the hull.

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Queen's University Belfast
School of Biology and Biochemistry, 97 Lisburn Road
BT9 7BL Belfast
United Kingdom
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