Method Standardization and Comparability
In an effort to standardize methods and ensure comparability among monitoring agencies, SCAITE is
embarking on an effort to set data quality objectives (DQO) for scientific trawling for fish and benthic
macroinvertebrates. The first step in the process is to inventory and summarize what DQOs currently
exist among monitoring agencies. The following is a summary of a questionnaire distributed among
SCAITE members about their routine quality assurance and quality control activities.

SCAITE Questionnaire
SCAITE Inventory Template


Questions? Contact: Dr. Julianne Passarelli at