Journal article

Tag use to monitor fish behaviour in aquaculture: a review of benefits, problems and solutions

Georgia Macaulay, Fletcher Warren-Myers, Luke T Barrett, Frode Oppedal, Martin Fore, Tim Dempster

REVIEWS IN AQUACULTURE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

A variety of tagging techniques are now available to monitor fish behaviour, physiology and their environmental experience. Tagging is frequently used in aquaculture research to monitor free-swimming individuals within farmed populations. However, for information gathered from tagged fish to be representative of farmed populations, tagging must not fundamentally affect fish behaviour, physiology or survival. Here, we systematically review studies that used tags to monitor farmed fish behaviour and test factors that affect tag retrieval and tag-related mortality. Most studies using tags assessed movement and swimming behaviour in salmonids, predominantly in Europe and North America. Mortality..

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Grants

Awarded by Norwegian Research Council through the Centre for Research-based Innovation in Aquaculture Technology, EXPOSED


Awarded by project Future Welfare


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the University of Melbourne, and the Norwegian Research Council through the Centre for Research-based Innovation in Aquaculture Technology, EXPOSED (237790) and project Future Welfare (267800). We thank members of the SALTT lab for comments on the manuscript.