[PAST EVENT] ESL: Life after catch: Insights into the movements, behavior and survival of released billfish 

August 1, 2018
VIMS - Seaside Hall (Eastern Shore Laboratory)
40 Atlantic Avenue
Wachapreague, VA 23480Map this location
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  • Open to the public

Virginia supports a vibrant offshore fishery for tunas and billfishes. While most tunas are retained, the vast majority of billfishes are released. We have used pop-up satellite archival technology to gain insights into the movements, habitat utilization, and post-release survival of billfishes caught off Virginia and throughout the western North Atlantic. Our results indicate that post-release mortality can be quite high under certain conditions, but it can be greatly reduced with changes in hook types and how fish are treated prior to release. Presented by Chancellor Professor of Marine Science John Graves, VIMS.

There is no charge for this presentation. Seating limited to 60 people. 

If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:
http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date-time of the event. 


Linda Ward 757-787-5816