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2000+ UK Shark tagging program: An angler led shark-tagging initiative in UK coastal waters

Drake, S C; Drake, J A; Johnson, M L

Authors

S C Drake

J A Drake

Abstract

The "2000+ UK Shark tagging program" was originally developed by anglers in order to better understand the distribution and behaviour of their target species. By September 2002, 220 volunteer taggers measured, weighed and tagged 2 374 sharks. Despite limited funding, this program is beginning to provide data on distributions, movement rates and behaviour, and has developed a length- girth-weight chart that allows anglers to estimate the weight of their catch without killing them. The program is helping to promote the image of sea anglers both to the public and amongst themselves as being "conservation conscious".

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2005
Journal Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science
Print ISSN 0250-6408
Electronic ISSN 1682-9786
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Pages 233-238
Institution Citation Drake, S. C., Drake, J. A., & Johnson, M. L. (2005). 2000+ UK Shark tagging program: An angler led shark-tagging initiative in UK coastal waters. Journal of Northwest Atlantic fishery science, 35, 233-238. doi:10.2960/j.v35.m483
DOI https://doi.org/10.2960/j.v35.m483
Keywords Ecology; Oceanography