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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 1989

Death rate, recapture frequency and changes in size of tagged eels

Dekker, W


From 475 eels individually marked with floy tags, of which 180 had an additional spot of alcian blue, 142 tags were recovered during a 2-year release-recapture programme, but alcian blue spots were not detected. The marked population declined by c. 95% per year (either through death or tag loss); tagged eels did not grow but lost weight; no trap avoidance could be detected. [t is concluded that these tagged eels in poor condition did not suffer from winter mortality, and that during summer they moved around very actively.

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Journal of Fish Biology
1989, volume: 34, number: 5, pages: 769-777

Authors' information

Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO)

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

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