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Posthandling survival and PIT tag retention by alewives—a comparison of gastric and surgical implants

North American Journal of Fisheries Management

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DOI: 10.1080/02755947.2013.811130

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Abstract

We compared survival and tag retention of Alewives Alosa pseudoharengus tagged with PIT tags, using intraperitoneal (IP) surgical implants, gastric implants (GI), and untagged controls held for 38 d. Retention was 100% for IP-tagged Alewives and 98% for GI-tagged implants. No significant difference in survival was observed among any of these groups. These results lend support to the use of PIT telemetry for studying fish passage and migration of anadromous herring. Both methods hold promise for improving estimates of freshwater survival of adult anadromous clupeids; further research should make it also possible to refine estimates of adult marine survival.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Posthandling survival and PIT tag retention by alewives—a comparison of gastric and surgical implants
Series title:
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
DOI:
10.1080/02755947.2013.811130
Volume
33
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Fisheries Society
Contributing office(s):
Leetown Science Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
First page:
790
Last page:
794
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Monument River