|Title:||Cooperative Tagging System|
|Short Name:||Cooperative Tagging System|
The Cooperative Tagging System Atlantic-wide cooperative tagging database provides valuable information on the movement of different species, seasonal patterns of growth and movement, growth rates and general population dynamics. Tagging data is valuable input for fisheries management decisions and fisheries management plans.
The Cooperative Tagging System (CTS) is run by the Cooperative Tagging Center (CTC) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC).This program was developed in response to the recent expansion of tag release and recapture activities, data requests from other tagging agencies, and domestic and international tagging research needs.
The program was designed to provide basic information on the movements and biology of highly migratory species in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea, through direct participation of the public in scientific research. Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus was the primary target species when the program first started, but after a few years the program expanded to include blue marlin Makaira nigricans, white marlin Tetrapturus albidus, sailfish Istiophorus platypterus, and broadbill swordfish Xiphias gladius. Some of the other scombrids currently included in the program are yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares, albacore tuna T. alalunga, bigeye tuna T. obesus, and blackfin tuna T. atlanticus. With the retirement of Dr. Mather in 1980, the NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) assumed sole responsibility for operation of the program.
|None||tuna thunnus thynnus|
|None||Gulf Of Mexico|
|Organization:||Southeast Fisheries Science Center|
|Project Type:||Data System|
|Date Effective From:||1985-01-01|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Prince, Eric|
Point of Contact
|Date Effective From:||2004-01-01|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Orbesen, Eric|
75 Virginia Beach Drive
Extent Group 1
Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1
CTS uses latitude and longitude to identify where the animal is released and recaptured. Most of the events occurs between latitude 3 - 42 N and 64 - 97 W, however there is data in all oceans.
Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1
|Time Frame Type:||Continuing|
|Data Access Procedure:||
Read and sign for NOAA Administrative Order 216-100
Read and sign System Access Application (see URLs)
Contact DBA Daniel Leon at:email@example.com for userid/password.
|Data Access Constraints:||
Access is restricted to personnel authorized in accordance with NOAA Administrative Order 216-100. A signed non-disclosure agreement must be on file for all authorized personnel
Home Page Of The Billfish Foundation
HomePage Of The CTS Program
|CTS||Cooperative Tagging System|
|PAT||Popup Archival Tag|
|TBF||The Billfish Foundation|
What is a Popup Archival Tags
PAT tags are basically microchips with sensors and a transmitter encased in microphone-shaped epoxy body. They are approximately 17 cm in length, with a float and antenna on one end and a flexible cord with a plastic dart at the other end. The dart is used to attach the tag to animal.
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|Data Set||Cooperative Tagging Center (CTC)|
|Project||Popup Archival Tags|
|Catalog Item ID:||1946|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Lee M Weinberger|
|Metadata Record Created:||2006-06-13 16:38+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:11+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2021-05-05|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2021-05-05|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2022-05-05|