Evaluations of tagging effects (39124)

Project Details


Much of the science-based management of fish and fisheries are based on results from various electronic tagging methods be it radio-, acoustic-, Data Storage- or PIT tags.

This project aims to investigate and document possible effects of commonly used tagging methods and improve these methods to ensure that results from tagging studies are representative and unbiased. Hand in hand with this goes animal welfare issues, where we try to reduce the impact on each fish as well as refine the methods used for capture, handling and tagging, according to the 3R’s. In field-based research post-treatment evaluations are difficult and thus rare, however needed.

Within this project we will focus on evaluation of sub-lethal effects of surgical implantation, identify size thresholds for PIT-tagging small fish and testing new suture materials.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua and funded by Danish Rod and Net Fishing License Funds.

Research area: Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology
Effective start/end date01/01/201431/12/2016


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