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Migration success and migration time of gastrically radio-tagged v. PIT-tagged adult Atlantic salmon

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Adult Atlantic salmon (55–116 cm total length) with PIT-tags (n= 318) and both PIT-tags and gastric radio-tags (n= 127) in a regulated river showed similar upstream migration success, yet radio-tagged fish migrated faster than fish with only PIT-tags. Regurgitation rate of radio-tags was 9%.

Keywords: Salmo salar; gastric radio-transmitter; passage success; regurgitation; travel time

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Aquaculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 UmeƄ, Sweden

Publication date: 2006-07-01

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