Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Follow that bass!

These guys get around a bit! believe it or not this is the digital trail left by a single bass!

The tagged fish, one of 44 identified by a Cefas research programme, was released on November 14th 2014 off the Weymouth coast and was subsequently picked up in the cod end of a trawler on August 30th 2015.

Both the UK (Cefas) and France (Ifremer) have been tagging sea bass with electronic data storage tags (DSTs) and are doing this to learn about their behaviour and migration patterns.

A meeting at the fisheries Resource Centre in Newlyn last year attracted a turnout of interested fishermen and others.

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