Municipal Affairs and Environment

Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN)

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is the national biomonitoring program coordinated by Environment and Climate Change Canada to provide a standardized sampling protocol for assessing aquatic ecosystem conditions. WRMD conducts sampling of benthic macroinvertebrates at stream sites across the province in accordance with the sampling and processing protocols established by CABIN. These invertebrates are collected and identified to provide valuable biological water quality information on streams across Newfoundland and Labrador. This biological data is complementary to the physical and chemical data collected throughout the year at many of the sampling locations.

Additional CABIN sites have been sampled by Environment and Climate Change Canada

For more information on CABIN, including training and sampling sites across Canada, please visit the Program’s website: CABIN

Other groups conducting CABIN sampling in Newfoundland and Labrador include:

For a video on general CABIN sampling techniques, check out our YouTube channel: External Link

For more information or data on CABIN sampling in NL, please contact us at:

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