Story: Recreational sea fishing

Tag and release

Tag and release

Big-game fishers are increasingly releasing their catch to ensure that there are fish in the future. Here Omapere fisherman John Pattison (his yellow glove is visible holding the bill) revives a striped marlin before releasing it off the Hokianga Harbour. The tags on the fish will send data to satellites each time it surfaces, providing information on its movements.

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Reference: 15 February 2005

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Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - Big-game fishing: methods, clubs and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7830/tag-and-release (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006