Tagging European and Atlantic Sturgeons in Europe

  • Philippe Jatteau
  • G. Castelnaud
  • E. Rochard
  • J. Gessner
  • M. Lepage
Chapter

Abstract

Tagging is a widespread method used to acquire data on fish populations. Successive steps to obtain a practical tagging method for European sturgeon are detailed, and a list of different tags used in Acipenser sturio and Acipenser oxyrinchus in Europe is drawn up. The need to bring together tagging information at the European level is pointed out.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Jatteau
    • 1
  • G. Castelnaud
    • 1
  • E. Rochard
    • 1
  • J. Gessner
    • 2
  • M. Lepage
    • 2
  1. 1.Cemagref, Estuarine Ecosystems and Diadromous Fish Research UnitCestas CedexFrance
  2. 2.Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland FisheriesBerlinGermany

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