Summer School: “Advances in fish aquaculture and microalgae biotechnology”

El Puerto de Santa María (Spain), 17-21th September 2018.

Fish Tagging techniques for longitudinal approaches


M. Manchado e-mail:

Centro IFAPA El Toruño, Junta de Andalucía, Camino Tiro Pichón s/n, 11500 El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz



Fish tagging has become an essential tool for population dynamics in fisheries and longitudinal studies in aquaculture. In this presentation the main types of tags used in these two fields were revised highlighting their main applications and advantages/disadvantages. Particular emphasis was done in Visible Implant Elastomer (VIE), Coded wire tags (CWT), Visible Implant Alpha, Tags Passive Integrated Transponder Tags (PIT) as suitable tags for studies in aquaculture. The relevance of using individual or group tagging for statistical analysis and the consequences on the experimental designs were presented and some examples were discussed.


Acknowledgements: This study has received funds fromPrograma Operativo FEDER de Andalucía 2014-2020, Project TRANSFORMA PP.TRA.TRA201600.13, EI.AVA.AVA201601.9 “Nuevas herramientas genómicas para el análisis genetico y evaluacion transcriptomica de compuestos funcionales basados en microalgas para impulsar la acuicultura del lenguado (SOLEALGAE)” and H2020 MSCA-RISE project 691102 (Algae4A&B)