About this tuna tagging blog
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Sixteen pop up satellite tags will be anchored on large adult yellowfin tunas (between 40-70 kg) over the duration of the project.
Tagging activities are undertaken to better understand the behavior of tunas: where and how long they stay in a particular water column any time of the day; how fast they swim; where they feed; and where they stay during their reproductive phase, among others.
The results of the tagging will provide inputs into policies relating to the protection of these valuable species, such as the establishment of protected tuna spawning areas.