The Continuous, Underway Fish Egg Sampler, CUFES, is used to collect
pelagic eggs of fish, and ancillary data, from ca. 3-m depth from a
moving research vessel. These samples and data are, in turn, used to
investigate spawning habitat and estimate spawning biomass.
Pelagic fish eggs are often aggregated in time and space. Continuous
sampling from an ship moving at full speed is an effective means to
assess aggregated distributions. CUFES was designed with this
This web site is intended to be a point of
reference for people working with CUFES and for those interested in knowing more about it.
It consists of a basic description of the system, past
experience in using the system, future intent, and people and organizations associated with
Persons interested in comunicating
results of their research or making an inquiry can do so in two ways.
First, by sending an e-mail message to specific persons. Second, by posting
a general notice to a mailing list of all the people in the International
CUFES Group (see People section).
Daniel Loya or
Dave Checkley to have
information included in this site.