A participatory approach to tagging and monitoring as an initial step in developing a sturgeon conservation strategy along the Turkish Black Sea Coast


Tiril S. U. , Zengin M., Akbulut B., Memis D., Alagil F. , Dağtekin M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, cilt.27, ss.411-414, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2010.01646.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.411-414

Özet

The objective of this study was to organise a national mechanism that would allow to effectively promote and control the gentle handling and release of accidentally caught sturgeons with the participation of the fishery while at the same time testing the effectiveness of such measures through tagging and continuous monitoring. A second objective was to develop through this exercise a participatory conservation strategy for sturgeons which is jointly executed by the research institutions, governmental agencies and commercial fishery. The samples of Acipenseridae which were captured accidentally in the fishing nets from the commercial fishers were released to sea after tagging with plastic T-bar tag and all the information about the fish species such as fish weight and length, capture locality, depth were recorded. Within these applications, carried out in collaboration with the Fisheries Cooperatives and fishermen in the Black Sea region, 99 fish (9, 22, 48 and 20 for the years 2006-2009, respectively) were tagged and released to the sea. Five of the tagged fish were re-captured and released again after recording the information on the tags.

 

The objective of this study was to organise a national
mechanism that would allow to effectively promote and
control the gentle handling and release of accidentally
caught sturgeons with the participation of the fishery while
at the same time testing the effectiveness of such measures
through tagging and continuous monitoring. A second
objective was to develop through this exercise a participatory
conservation strategy for sturgeons which is jointly
executed by the research institutions, governmental agencies
and commercial fishery. The samples of Acipenseridae which
were captured accidentally in the fishing nets from the
commercial fishers were released to sea after tagging
with plastic T-bar tag and all the information about
the fish species such as fish weight and length, capture
locality, depth were recorded. Within these applications,
carried out in collaboration with the Fisheries Cooperatives
and fishermen in the Black Sea region, 99 fish (9, 22, 48 and
20 for the years 2006–2009, respectively) were tagged and
released to the sea. Five of the tagged fish were re-captured
and released again after recording the information on the
tags.
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