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Table 1 Catch and tag information for released Atlantic bluefin tuna

From: Performance of a low-cost, solar-powered pop-up satellite archival tag for assessing post-release mortality of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) caught in the US east coast light-tackle recreational fishery

Fish Date deployed Location Curved FL (cm) Hooking locationa Hook typeb Fight time (min) Condition (0–8 scale) Full days deployed on fishc Minimum straight-line displacement (km) Mean displacement per day (km)
1 3/9/2015 NC 195 JC S 37 6 30 61 1.97
2 3/19/2015 NC 173 JC T/S 37 5 30 173 5.58
3 3/22/2015 NC 157 RF S 23 7 DNRd
4* 8/10/2015 MA 145 VM T 16 5 7 96 12
5 9/18/2015 MA 114 JC S 8 6 30 61 1.97
6 9/18/2015 MA 152 DP S 21 7 DNR
7* 9/25/2015 MA 157 JC S 17 8 25 226 8.69
8* 9/28/2015 MA 165 JC S 21 8 25 275 10.58
9e 9/28/2015 MA 183 JC S 72 7 27 259 9.25
10f 3/1/2016 NC 193 UJ T 78 5 95 377 3.89
11* 3/9/2016 NC 201 LJ S 28 6 23 35 1.46
12g 8/5/2016 MA 117 JC S 9 7 17 143 6.81
13 8/5/2016 MA 135 JC S 18 7 DNR
14 8/7/2016 MA 137 JC/TH T 7 7 DNR
15 8/7/2016 MA 130 UJ S 4 7 DNR
16 8/7/2016 MA 122 JC S 8 8 DNR
17 8/7/2016 MA 132 JC T 8 6 30 144 4.65
18* 8/7/2016 MA 137 JC S 8 6 9 130 13
19h 8/7/2016 MA 140 JC/VM T 9 3 46 DNR
20* 8/8/2016 MA 147 JC S 20 8 21 304 13.82
21 8/27/2016 MA 132 JC/DP T 7 4 DNR
22i 8/31/2016 MA 127 JC T 4 7 29 283 9.13
  1. Catch and tag information for 22 Atlantic bluefin tuna caught with light-tackle recreational fishing gear off Massachusetts (MA) and North Carolina (NC) and tagged with pop-up satellite archival tags. Asterisks denote tags that were shed prior to the scheduled pop-off date
  2. aHooking locations are deep (DP), jaw corner (JC), lower jaw (LJ), roof of mouth (RF), top of head (TH), upper jaw (UJ), and ventral musculature (VM)
  3. bFish were caught with either single (S) or treble (T) hooks
  4. cWhile the number of daily summaries acquired generally corresponded to the tag deployment duration, there were five instances in there were fewer daily summaries than deployment days: Fish 2 (25 summaries, 30 day deployment); Fish 10 (88 summaries, 95 day deployment); Fish 18 (8 summaries, 9 day deployment), Fish 20 (19 summaries, 21 day deployment), and Fish 22 (27 summaries, 29 day deployment)
  5. d“DNR” refers to tags that did not report
  6. eThe tag had been light-activated 3 days prior to deployment and thus was only deployed for 27 days
  7. fThe tag did not pop off as scheduled, but was eventually shed after 95 days, when data for the duration of the deployment were transmitted
  8. gThe tag/fish was predated upon 17 days after deployment and began transmitting 3 days later
  9. hThe tag did not transmit data but was physically recovered on a beach in Nags Head, North Carolina, and data were retrieved
  10. iThe tag had been light-activated the day before deployment and thus was only deployed for 29 days