An evaluation of a new type of plastic-coated PIT tag for tagging snapper (Pagrus auratus).

By: McKenzie, J.R.
Contributor(s): Diggles, B. (NIWA. Auckland) | Tubbs, L. (NIWA. Auckland) | Poortenaar, C. (NIWA. Auckland) | Parkinson, D. (NIWA. Auckland) | Webster, K. (NIWA. Auckland) | Miller, N. (Industrial Research. Auckland).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Zealand fisheries assessment report ; 2006/8.Publisher: Wellington : Ministry of Fisheries, 2006Description: 40 p. : figs. ; 30 cm.ISSN: 1175-1584.Subject(s): TAGGING | EFFECTIVENESS | SNAPPER | PAGRUS AURATUS | ASSESSMENT | MORTALITYOnline resources: Click here to access online In: New Zealand fisheries assessment reportAbstract: Two sizes of Plastic Infusion Process (PIP) coated passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags were developed for use in the 2002 SNA 8 tagging programme (12 mm and 23 mm PIP). On the basis of live testing there was some evidence that the 23 mm tag may induce marginally higher mortality in snapper than the 12 mm tag. But in tests the two tags produced similar results. The overall result from live testing was that there was no evidence that injection with a PIP tag produces any significant long-tenn deleterious effect on mature snapper.
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Two sizes of Plastic Infusion Process (PIP) coated passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags were developed for use in the 2002 SNA 8 tagging programme (12 mm and 23 mm PIP). On the basis of live testing there was some evidence that the 23 mm tag may induce marginally higher mortality in snapper than the 12 mm tag. But in tests the two tags produced similar results. The overall result from live testing was that there was no evidence that injection with a PIP tag produces any significant long-tenn deleterious effect on mature snapper.

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