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Satellite tagging striped marlin

Blue Water Marine Research began using electronic tagging technologies in 2003 to investigate movement and behaviour of striped marlin released by recreational fishers in New Zealand.

Funding: NZ Marine Research Foundation, Enterprise Motor Group,
NZ Sport Fishing Council and member clubs
Tagging of Pacific Pelagics (TOPP), University of Auckland
Researchers: Blue Water Marine Research, University of Auckland, Stanford University

Advances in satellite tagging technologies and new attachment techniques in this project have enabled the recording of detailed movements and behaviours of striped marlin in the southwest Pacific Ocean. These data are helping to better understand how striped marlin

behaviours are related to the environment they live in. Thirty four striped marlin where tagged between 2003 and 2008.  Most survived but long term deployment (> 6 month) were problematic.

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