This tagging is extremely important as it allows better estimation of natural mortality and growth rates, as well as the collection of information on the spatial patterns of the species. Electronic tagging is used to study in more detail the habitat use of the species and the genetics of migration to feeding areas.
Tagging awareness activities are essential to increase tag recovery and reporting rates and ensure the success of tagging programmes.
For example, the GBYP programme has conducted an extensive awareness campaign including awards. Posters in 12 languages and other publicity materials were distributed to many partner organisations.
Tagging awareness videos, in 7 languages, are also available on the ICCAT GBYP YouTube channel.
For more information, visit the ICCAT GBYP website.