To support and undertake marine research for the better understanding of our marine environment.
Tindale Marine Research Charitable Trust has undertaken the task of running a New Zealand wide inshore fish species tag and release programme and are seeking contributions to help fund research tags and tagging equipment.
Earlier this year we undertook a pilot study capturing and releasing many of our popular marine species. Each fish was accurately measured, fitted with a serial numbered ID tag , photographed and released so it can be identified on recapture at a later date. Tagging has long been a simple tool to track seasonal movements, preferred habitat & growth of marine species and is an important tool for fisheries management and promoting sustainable fishing practices.
We wish to expand this on going project New Zealand wide and to make tagging kits available to volunteers recreational anglers and citizen scientists. The information gathered will support post graduate students, marine scientists and research institutions in understanding our marine environment.
Projects like this would not be possible without funding and the support of a wide range of organisations, sponsors and volunteers.
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To support and undertake marine research for the better understanding of our marine environment. Help us to help you.
Our organisation is undertaking a New Zealand wide Marine research fish tagging project recruiting volunteers, citizen scientists and the general public to help Marine scientists study our fish species growth and movements