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Feasibility of Surgically Implanting Acoustic Tags into Pacific Herring

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

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DOI: 10.1577/T09-195.1

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Abstract

Internally implanted acoustic tags represent a potentially valuable approach to assessing the seasonal migration and distribution patterns of Pacific herring Clupea palasii. We examined the feasibility of implanting two sizes of dummy acoustic tags (9 mm in diameter × 21 mm long, 1.6 g; and 7 mm in diameter × 18 mm long, 0.7 g) in Pacific herring that had been held in captivity for nearly a year and that ranged from 165 to 215 mm in fork length (FL) and from 41.6 to 142.6 g. Relatively low mortality (4%) and tag shedding (4%), as well as growth similar to that observed in control fish after 135 d, indicate that, with proper handling, Pacific herring are amenable to surgical implantation of acoustic tags.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Feasibility of Surgically Implanting Acoustic Tags into Pacific Herring
Series title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI:
10.1577/T09-195.1
Volume
139
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Contributing office(s):
Western Fisheries Research Center
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
First page:
1288
Last page:
1291
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States