Successful Tagging Survey

Halibut Tagging

Jon and Dom successfully led this year’s satellite tagging survey of Atlantic halibut in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. With much help in the field from Gord and Kiley, Tim Loher (International Pacific Halibut Commission), FFAW personnel and west coast halibut harvesters, the team was able to deploy 20 new satellite tags on large adult fish. These tags will give a better understanding as to where the giant halibut roam. The team, using a goniometer, also recovered a total of 15 of the 20 satellite tags deployed on juvenile fish last year.