National Coded Wire Tagging and Tag Recovery Programme

Published by: Marine Institute
Category: Environment
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Up to 300,000 smolts (from various Irish hatcheries, including Burrishoole and wild fish from the Corrib river) are tagged annually and the data in relation to this tagging process is on file since 1980. The hatcheries involved are ESB facilitieson the Erne at Carrigadrohid, Lee at Macroom, Shannon at Parteen . IFI facilities at Cong and Erriff, Delphi Fishery hatchery at Delphi Connemara. Wild salmon are released woth tags on the Corrib. Ad hoc tagging takes place on the Foyle, Liffey and Boyne. The monitoring information (tagging and release information and information on individual fish recaptured in fisheries or broodstocks) is maintained in a relational database on the Burrishoole server. Since the programme began in 1980, over 6 million salmon smolts have been tagged and released generating approximately half a million tag recoveries and information on individual salmon returns. It is estimated that in 2013 a total of 500,000 smolts will be released of which 300,000 will be tagged under the National Coded Wire Tagging and Tag Recovery Programme. There is now a long-term data series for these 10 rivers dealing with marine survival since 1980. This is the longest time series of coded wire tag returns in any North Atlantic salmon producing country.

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Theme Environment
Date released 1980-01-01
Date updated 2016-10-12
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
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Update frequency Monthly
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-58.1, 53.4],[-58.1, 70.1], [11.1, 70.1], [11.1, 53.4], [-58.1, 53.4]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-5500", "maxVerticalExtent": "-1"}
Provenance information Data collection and quality control involves the insertion of micro-tags into targeted samples and the removal of micro-tags from recovered fish returned to spawning locations. Data is managed in the MI Salmon MicroTag Data Management System.
Period of time covered (begin) 1980-01-01