eDNA sampling protocol for hull biofouling and ballast water monitoring, and guidelines for the monitoring of target non-indigenous species using molecular methods
This report has been developed as a part of the COMPLETE project (Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping) funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. In the COMPLETE project, Klaipeda university has lead the development of the innovative tool-kit for detection of non-indigenous species (NIS), including potential harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens (HAOPs) using rapidly evolving molecular methods. This report presents the following parts:
1) guidelines for the monitoring of non-indigenous species in biofouling,
2) guidelines for the monitoring of non-indigenous species in ballast water of ships; and
3) guidelines for the monitoring of target non-indigenous species.