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Tagging News 32

Tagging News 32

 Fish Tagging

     2020/01/20

Please see the 32nd edition of the Tagging News (results from 2018).
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Updated Priority Species List - July 2019

Updated Priority Species List - July 2019

 Fish Tagging

     2019/07/26

The Priority Species List for the ORI-CFTP has been updated. Please have a careful look at what species have been removed and what species have been added. Please stick to this species list. Also please note that due to the difficulty of tagging ray species, we have decided to prohibit the tagging of any rays.
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A guide to the tag and release of marine linefish in South Africa

A guide to the tag and release of marine linefish in South Africa

 Fish Tagging

     2019/07/26

This instruction manual has all the guidelines that you need in order to start tagging. You will find information about the contents of your kit, the tag types you can use, different methods for tagging different species, responsible angling techniques, and correct measurement procedures. A priority species list has also been included in the back of the manual.
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Being a Responsible Angler

Being a Responsible Angler

 Fish Tagging

     2019/04/02

In an attempt to create greater angler awareness and custodianship of South Africa’s marine fish resources, WWF South Africa and their Fish4Life initiative partnered with specialists from the South African Shark Conservancy, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Rhodes University and the Oceanographic Research Institute to develop some important points for anglers to consider.
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Keeping Them Wet

Keeping Them Wet

 Fish Tagging

     2019/04/02

In past editions of the Tagging News we have frequently published tips on how to handle fish correctly to ensure their maximum chance of survival. We also continually stress these points in our tagging manual and tagging DVD that are issued to our new members. However, there is an ever increasing amount of research being done on the subject of fish survival after catch and release and it is critically important that we incorporate what the science is telling us into practice.
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Why do we need a "Priority species" list?

Why do we need a "Priority species" list?

 Fish Tagging

     2019/04/02

Some of our taggers are disappointed when we tell them that they can only tag fish species on our priority species list and not just any old fish they catch. There are a number of important reasons for this.
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The Southern African Species Profiles

The Southern African Species Profiles

 Fish Tagging

 Bruce Mann    2017/10/17

This publication is a compilation of species profiles for 139 important marine linefish species from 38 families caught in southern African waters, including both teleosts and elasmobranchs.
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