|Pacific halibut tag release programs and tag release and recovery data, 1925 through 1998|
Kaimmer, S.M. (2000). Pacific halibut tag release programs and tag release and recovery data, 1925 through 1998. Tech. Rep. IPHC 41: 1-32
In: Technical Report. International Pacific Halibut Commission. International Pacific Halibut Commission/South Carolina Department of Natural Recources: Seattle. ISSN 0579-3920, more
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The International Pacific Halibut Commission has tagged and released over 385,000 Pacific Halibut since the first releases in 1925. Over 46,000 of these halibut have been subsequently recovered. Tags have been released throughout the range of the Pacific halibut, and during all seasons. Tagging goals have included determining the amount of migration between grounds and seasons (Banks Tagging), the extent of utilization of fish on different grounds (Coastwide Marking Program), and differences in survival of halibut discarded as bycatch. Information from all tag releases has been recorded, but only information on tags released since 1960 is stored in electronic form for computer data retrieval. Information on all tag recoveries is available for computer retrieval, along with the release information for those tags released prior to 1960 and subsequently recovered.