Tagged Irish Blue Sharks Recaptured
Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre
Tagged Sharks Recaptured
January 07, 2013
Its great to get news of the Tagging programme and dispatches from Shane O Reilly of the Inland Fisheries Ireland stated that 2 of the Blues that we tagged in 2009, one was recaptured on the 7th March 2012 in posn 1100 km West of the Azores and the other on the 15thFebruary 2012 was recaptured 1000km E of Newfoundland, both fish were tagged a few weeks apart and had very different journeys, the Azores fish travelling 3050m and at liberty for 946 days, the other 2350 m and at liberty for 905 days, it goes to show that the programme is very worthwhile with the information gained from the migratory pattern of the sharks.
Source: Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre