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Monday, October 17 • 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Fisheries. Evolution of Marine Fish Tagging Programs in Louisiana

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AUTHORS: Craig Gothreaux, Heather David, Rebecca Hillebrandt, Mariana Steen, Ashley Ferguson - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

ABSTRACT: Mark-recapture studies have been used for centuries to improve our understanding of the biology, ecology, and movements of fish. Fish marking technology has evolved into a myriad of possible tools and techniques that can be used by fishery biologists to gather valuable information about the species involved. Marking fish helps elucidate details often hidden beneath the water’s surface, and also provides spatial and temporal data on how fish utilize and interact with an ever-changing coastal zone. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) supports multiple tagging programs throughout state waters, all with a common goal - gaining better understanding about movement patterns and habitat preferences of marine fishes. Tagging efforts span the spectrum from conventional tagging efforts utilizing citizen scientists to electronic tags that allow remote sensing and repeated measures of individual fish. The objective of this presentation is to summarize the evolution of ongoing marine fish tagging programs in Louisiana. Specific discussions will include the Louisiana Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program and the inclusion of elite citizen scientist for field studies, the integration of controlled tank experiments conducted at the LDWF Grand Isle Fisheries Research Laboratory, and information derived from acoustic telemetry research in Calcasieu Lake and Lake Pontchartrain.

Monday October 17, 2016 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Riverview A

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