Evaluation of visible implant elastomer as a method for tagging small European eels
Abstract:Visible implant elastomer (VIE) tagging showed no significant effect on survival of either 230 single-tagged or 60 multiple-tagged small European eels Anguilla anguilla. Mean tag retention was 98·7% during the 5 month laboratory experiments. Multiple VIE tags had no observed effect on European eel locomotor behaviour. VIE appears a reliable method for individually tagging small European eels, and could be useful in capture–recapture field studies.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Cemagref, Unité Ecosystèmes Estuariens et Poissons Migrateurs Amphihalins, 50 avenue de Verdun, 33612 Cestas Cedex, France
Publication date: 2007-11-01