Projects

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Billfish Logbooks

Billfish Logbooks

The New Zealand billfish logbook programme is designed to collect catch and effort information from recreational vessels targeting marlin off northern New Zealand during the season, December through May.

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Gamefish Tagging

Gamefish Tagging

Tag and release has become an integral part of sport fishing in many parts of the world. We provide summaries from the New Zealand Gamefish Tagging Programme for the 2011–12 year, including the 1945 fish released and 58 recaptures.

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Satellite tracking of Bluefin Tuna

Satellite tracking of Bluefin Tuna

For the first time in the southern hemisphere pop-up satellite tags were deployed on large Pacific bluefin tuna in August 2006. Tagging was carried out near the Hokitika Trench as a joint venture between Blue Water Marine Research and Stanford University out of Greymouth, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

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