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Sustainable Fisheries

List of Collections

There are 4 official FishTrace reference collections curated by: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris (MNHN), Natural History Museum in Stockholm (NRM), Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife (TFMC) and Museu Municipal do Funchal (História Natural - MMF).

The FishTrace reference collections in the Museums contain:

  • Voucher specimens preserved in 70% ethanol or 4% formaline (larger specimens)
  • Muscle tissues preserved in 70% ethanol and kept refrigerated
  • Otoliths stored dry
  • DNA samples preserved frozen

Protocol ()


Access to collections

In each Museum a Curator is responsible for the FishTrace collections:

  • MNHN: pruvostatmnhn [dot] fr (subject: FishTrace) (Patrice Pruvost)
  • NRM: sven [dot] kullanderatnrm [dot] se (subject: FishTrace) (Sven Kullander)
  • TFMC: fatimaatmuseosdetenerife [dot] org (subject: FishTrace) (Fátima Hernández)
  • MMF: manuel [dot] biscoitoatcm-funchal [dot] pt (subject: FishTrace) (Manuel Biscoito)

The FishTrace consortium retained exclusive rights over the samples until June 30th, 2007. After that date, each Museum's policy applied to FishTrace collections.

Requests shall be addressed to the respective Curator (please use appropriate form, see below). Loans are made to Institutions for periods of 3 or 6 months, renewable upon request and the specimens on loan are accompanied by an Invoice. For further details on loans please see the Protocol.

PDF document of the loan request form ().