Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology


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Jeremy McKenzie, Bradford Parsons, Andrew Seitz, R. Keller Kopf, Matthew Mesa, and Quinton Phelps, editors

560 pages, hardcover, Symposium 76

Published by the American Fisheries Society

Publication date: May 2012

ISBN: 978-1-934874-27-1



Fish marking and tracking is a fundamental tool for fisheries management and research. In recent years the technologies and analytical procedures available for marking and monitoring fisheries have evolved. The 31 chapters in this volume include papers on integrated approaches, conventional tagging, acoustic tags and arrays, radio telemetry, chemical and biological markers, and archival and pop-up satellite tags.

This book will be appreciated by both fisheries scientists and managers for its coverage of many of the important advances in fish tagging technologies of the last two decades, the methods used to analyze data generated by these technologies, and the underlying management needs and objectives that only fish-marking and tagging can fulfill.


Section I: Integrated Approaches

How Advances in Tagging Technology Improved Progress in New Science: Marine Stock Enhancement (Kenneth M. Leber and H. Lee Blankenship)

Viewing Complex Mark and Recapture Data in a Spatial Environment (Russell Bradford, Scott Cooper, Paavo Jumppanen, and Jason Hartog)

Section II: Conventional Tagging

Section Foreward (Jeremy R. McKenzie)

A Coordinated Mass Marking Program for Salmonines Stocked into the Laurentian Great Lakes (Charles R. Bronte, Kenneth A. Walch, John M. Dettmers, Marc Gaden, Michael J. Connerton, Marion E. Daniels, and Tammy J. Newcomb)

Advances in Coded Wire Tag Technology: Meeting Changing Fish Management Objectives (Geraldine Vander Haegen, H. Lee Blankenship, and Dave Knutzen)

Correcting Visual Implant Elastomer Tag Identification to Better Evaluate Adult Atlantic Salmon Returns from Multiple Stocking Sites in the Penobscot River, Maine, USA (Christine A. Lipsky, Edward M. Hastings, Russell Brown, and Richard B. Dill)

Estimating Chinook and Sockeye Salmon Escapement on the Copper River, Alaska, Using Mark-Recapture with External PIT-tags (Keith van den Broek, Jason J. Smith, and Guy Wade)

The Success of the Columbia Basin Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) Tag Information System (David P. Marvin)

Long Term Retention, Survival, Growth, and Physiological Indicators of Juvenile Salmonids Marked with Passive Integrated Transponder Tags (Kenneth G. Ostrand, Gayle B. Zydlewski, William L. Gale, and Joseph D. Zydlewski)

Stock Identification Applications of Conventional Tagging Data for Atlantic Cod in the Gulf of Maine (Shelly M. L. Tallack)

In-Stream Monitoring of PIT-tagged Wild Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon Juveniles in Valley Creek, Idaho (Stephen Achord, Benjamin P. Sandford, Steven G. Smith, William R. Wassard, and Earl F. Prentice)

Inter-Stream Movements and Seasonal Activity of Two Large Galaxiids within a Small Stream System (Cindy F. Baker and Joshua P. Smith)

Marine Distributions of Coho and Chinook Salmon Inferred from Coded Wire Tag Recoveries (Laurie Weitkamp)

Section III: Acoustic Tags and Arrays

Section Foreword (Matthew G. Mesa)

Trends in Acoustic Tracking: Where are the Fish Going and How Will We Follow Them? (Michelle R. Heupel and Dale M. Webber)

Mobile Positioning of Tagged Aquatic Animals Using Acoustic Telemetry with a Synthetic Hydrophone Array (SYNAPS: Synthetic Aperture Positioning System) (Julie K. Nielsen, George H. Niezgoda, S. James Taggart, Steven J. Cooke, Peter Anson, Caleb T. Hasler, Kyle C. Hanson, and Gord Carl)

Distribution and Movement of Catadromous Fish: Design and Implementation of a Freshwater-Estuarine Acoustic Telemetry Array (Chris T. Walsh, Ivars V. Reinfelds, Ron J. West, Charles A. Gray, and Dylan E. van der Meulen)

Differential Habitat Use between Adult European Sea Bass and North Atlantic Cod in the Inner Oslo Fjord: Influence of Abiotic Environmental Variables (Anne-May Ilestad, Thrond O. Haugen, and Jonathan E. Colman)

Marine Migratory Behavior of Hatchery-Reared Anadromous and Wild Non-Anadromous Sockeye Salmon Revealed by Acoustic Tags (Chris C. Wood, David W. Welch, Lyse Godbout, and James Cameron)

Potential Effects of Acoustic Tag Strength Variation on Detection Probabilities of Migrating Fish: Recommended Measurements Prior to Tagging (Michael C. Melnychuk)

Estimating Detection Probabilities for Linear Acoustic Monitoring Arrays (Alistair J. Hobday and Doug Pincock)

Section IV: Radio Telemetry

Is Radio Telemetry Getting Washed Downstream? The Changing Role of Radio Telemetry in Studies of Freshwater Fish Relative to Other Tagging and Telemetry Technology (Steven J. Cooke and Eva B. Thorstad)

Using Radio Telemetry to Evaluate the Success of a Hatchery Steelhead Recycling Program (Eva Schemmel, Shaun Clements, Carl Schreck, and David Noakes)

An Improved Method for Obtaining Fine-Scale Location of Radio Tags when Tracking by Boat (John D. Koehn, John H. Eiler, John A. McKenzie, and William G. O’Connor)

Section V: Chemical and Biological Markers

Section Foreword (R. Keller Kopf)

Quantitative Measurement of Calcein Fluorescence for Non-lethal, Field Based Discrimination of Hatchery and Wild Fish (David A. Crook, Damien J. O’Mahony, Bronwyn M. Gillanders, Andrew R. Munro, and Andrew C. Sanger)

Discriminating Stocks of Scomber australasicus Using a Holistic Approach: a Pilot Study (David W. Schmarr, Ian D. Whittington, Jennifer R. Ovenden, and Tim W. Ward)

An Examination of the Population Structure of the Eastern Australian Salmon (Arripis trutta) Stock in Southeastern Australia (Julian M. Hughes, John Stewart, Bronwyn M. Gillanders, and Iain M. Suthers)

Otolith Sr:Ca Ratios as a Natural Mark to Discriminate Restocked and Naturally Recruited European Eels in Latvia (Yu-Jia Lin, Jen-Chieh Shiao, Maris Plikshs, Atis Minde, Yoshiyuki Iizuka, Isaak Rashal, and Wann-Nian Tzeng)

Section VI: Archival and Pop-up Satellite Tags

Section Foreword (Andrew C. Seitz)

Diel Oscillations in Whale Shark Vertical Movements Associated with Mesoand Bathypelagic Diving (Juerg M. Brunnschweiler and David W. Sims)

Using Archival Tags to Infer Habitat Use of Central California Steelhead and Coho Salmon (Sean A. Hayes, Morgan H. Bond, Brian K. Wells, Chad V. Hanson, Andrew W. Jones, and R. Bruce MacFarlane)

The Tilt-Tag: a Micro-Processor Controlled Tag for Determining Lifespan in Fish and Improving Survey Efficiency in Area-under-the-curve Estimates of Salmon Escapement (Tom F. Shardlow and Kim D. Hyatt)

Distinguishing Pelagic and Demersal Swimming of Deepwater Flatfish by Recording of Body Angles (Ole Thomas Albert, Yvan Lambert, Tone Vollen, Carla Freitas, and Lise Heggebakken)

Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on the Success of Large-Scale Archival Tagging Programs (David Righton and Julian Metcalfe)

Panel Discussion Summary: Report on the Panel Discussion on Reconsideration of Stock Assessment Models Using Electronic Tag Data (Andrew C. Seitz)