Edited by: Noah S. AdamsJohn W. Beeman, and John H. Eiler



Telemetry provides a powerful and flexible tool for studying fish and other aquatic animals, and its use has become increasingly commonplace. However, telemetry is gear intensive and typically requires more specialized knowledge and training than many other field techniques. As with other scientific methods, collecting good data is dependent on an understanding of the underlying principles behind the approach, knowing how to use the equipment and techniques properly, and recognizing what to do with the data collected. This book provides a road map for using telemetry to study aquatic animals, and provides the basic information needed to plan, implement, and conduct a telemetry study under field conditions. Topics include acoustic or radio telemetry study design, tag implantation techniques, radio and acoustic telemetry principles and case studies, and data management and analysis.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Title Preface
ISBN 978-1-934874-26-4
Year Published 2012
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Telemetry techniques: A user guide for fisheries research
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N