New Zealand billfish and gamefish tagging, 2004-05.

By: Holdsworth, J.
Contributor(s): Saul, P. (Blue Water Marine Research Ltd. Whangarei).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New Zealand fisheries assessment report ; 2006/18.Publisher: Wellington : Ministry of Fisheries, 2006Description: 28 p. : figs. ; 30 cm.ISSN: 1175-1584.Subject(s): BILLFISH | GAME FISH | NORTH ISLAND | TAGGINGOnline resources: Click here to access online In: New Zealand fisheries assessment reportSummary: The gametish tagging programme has been an integral part of the New Zealand marine sports fishery since the mid 1970s. The species that form the focus of the programme are striped marlin (Terrapturus audax), mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), blue shark (Prionace glauca). yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). and yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi). Worldwide there has been a growing trend toward the catch and release of large pelagic species hooked by recreational fishers. The collection of movement and, on occasion. growth information through cooperative tagging programmes with recreational fishers is a cost-effective way of collecting infonnalion on large pelagic species that are difficult to study by other means. However, in cooperative programmes, tagging may be spread over a long period and it is difficult to control the tagging event and quality of reporting.
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The gametish tagging programme has been an integral part of the New Zealand marine sports fishery since the mid 1970s. The species that form the focus of the programme are striped marlin (Terrapturus audax), mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), blue shark (Prionace glauca). yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). and yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi). Worldwide there has been a growing trend toward the catch and release of large pelagic species hooked by recreational fishers. The collection of movement and, on occasion. growth information through cooperative tagging programmes with recreational fishers is a cost-effective way of collecting infonnalion on large pelagic species that are difficult to study by other means. However, in cooperative programmes, tagging may be spread over a long period and it is difficult to control the tagging event and quality of reporting.

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