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Tag loss and mortality rates of a small tropical demersal fish species, Lutjanus carponotatus (Pisces:Lutjauidae), tagged with dart and anchor tags

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Whitelaw, AW and Sainsbury, K, Tag loss and mortality rates of a small tropical demersal fish species, Lutjanus carponotatus (Pisces:Lutjauidae), tagged with dart and anchor tags, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 37, (3) pp. 323-327. ISSN 0067-1940 (1986) [Refereed Article]


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CSIRO 1986

Official URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/127/issue/2846.htm

Abstract

The shedding rate of FD-67 anchor tags from L. carponotatus was significantly lower than that of FT-2 dart tags. Mortality in fish tagged with either the FT-2 dart or the FD-67 anchor tags was significantly higher than in the untagged controls. There was no significant difference between mortalities caused by the two types of tag. Combining tag shedding and tag-induced mortality, the FT-2 dart tag produced a significantly greater rate of disappearance of tagged fish from a tagged population. Tag-induced mortality was highest during the first week after tagging and greatly reduced thereafter.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Author:Sainsbury, K (Professor Keith Sainsbury)
ID Code:73192
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2011-09-20
Last Modified:2011-09-22
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