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Retention of visible implant and visible implant elastomer tags in brown trout in an English chalk stream

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Retention of both rigid and new soft standard size visible implant (VI) tags in brown trout Salmo trutta after 6 months varied between 42 and 97% for different batches, with no evidence of increased retention of the new type of tag. The 6 month retention of visible implant elastomer tags (VIE) also varied but with a mean of 96%. The VIE retention gradually declined with time up to 42 months.
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Keywords: Salmo trutta; brown trout; elastomer; tagging; visible implant tag

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: The Game Conservancy Trust, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EF, U.K. and 2: Dr Nick Giles & Associates, 50 Lake Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH31 6BX, U.K.

Publication date: 2006-02-01

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