Effect of visible implant elastomers (VIE) and coded wire tags (CWT) on the growth, survival, and tag retention of juvenile European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus)

Open access

Abstract

This study examined the effect of visual implant elastomers (VIE) and coded wire tags (CWT) on the growth, survival, and tag retention of juvenile European whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus (L.), (mean body weight 18.7 ± 0.4 g, mean body length 9.7 ± 0.4 cm). The VIE tags were implanted subcutaneously in the anterior head, and the CWTs were implanted intramuscularly under the left gill operculum. The experiment consisted of two stages. The first stage (70 days) examined the effects of tagging on growth and survival, while the second stage (days 71-140) focused on assessing tag retention. Daily and specific growth rates, feed conversion factor, condition factor, coefficient of body weight variation, and survival did not differ significantly between the control fish and those tagged with the VIE tags and CWTs. Tag retention was high in the fish tagged with both VIE tags (100%) and CWTs (93%).

Aronsuu K., Huhmarniemi A. 2004 – Changes in the European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus (L.)) population of the Kalajoki – potential consequences of the alteration of fishing patterns in the Gulf of Bothnia – Ann. Zool. Fennici 41: 195-204.

Astorga N., Alfonso J.M., Zamorano M. J., Montero D., Oliva V., Fernádnez H., Izquierdo M.S. 2005 – Evaluation of visible implant elastomer tags for tagging juvenile gilthead seabream (Sparus auratus L.); effects on growth, mortality, handling time and tag loss – Aquacult. Res. 36: 733-738.

Bailey R.E., Irvine J.R., Dalziel F.C., Nelson T.C. 1998 – Evaluation of visible implant fluorescent tags for parking coho salmon smolts – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 18: 191-196.

Barnes M.E. 1994 – Effects of coded wire tags on feed conversion in rainbow trout – Prog. Fish-Cult. 56: 291-292.

Blankenship H.L. 1990 – Effects of time and fish size on coded wire tag loss from chinook and coho salmon – Am. Fish. Soc. Symp. 7: 237-243.

Bonneau J.L., Thurow R.F., Scarnecchia D.L. 1995 – Capture, marking, and enumeration of juvenile bull trout and cut-throat trout in small, low-conductivity streams – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage.15: 563-568.

Brennan N.P., Leber K.M., Blackburn B.R. 2007 – Use of coded-wire and visible implant elastomer tags for marine stock enhancement with juvenile red snapper Lutjanus campechanus – Fish. Res. 83: 90-97.

Brennan N.P., Leber K.M., Blankenship H.L., Ransier J.M., DeBruler R. 2005 – An evaluation of coded wire and elastomer tag performance in juvenile common snook under field and laboratory conditions – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 25: 437-445.

Catalano M.J., Chipps S.R., Bouchard M.A., Wahl D.H. 2001 – Evaluation of injectable fluorescent tags for marking centrarchid fishes, retention rate and effects on vulnerability to predation – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 21: 911-917.

Champigneulle A., Escomel J., Laurent P. 1987 – Parking small Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) by injection of magnetized microtags – Bull. Fr. Pêche Piscicult. 304: 22-31.

Close T.L., Jones T.S. 2002 – Detection of visible implant elastomer in fingerling and yearling rainbow trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 22: 961-964.

Curtis J.M.R. 2006 – Visible implant elastomer color determination, tag visibility, and tag loss: potential sources of error for mark-recapture studies – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 26: 327-337.

Dewey M.R., Zigler S.J. 1996 – An evaluation of fluorescent elastomer for marking bluegills in experimental studies – Prog. Fish-Cult. 58: 219-220.

Dörner H., Schulze T., Mehner T., Hölker F. 2006 – The effect of temperature on mortality in small perch marked with coded wire tags – J. Fish Biol. 69: 1255-1260.

Elliott M. 2008 – Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes 2005 – Freshw. Rev. 1: 99-100.

Elrod J.H., Schneider C.P. 1986 – Evaluation of coded wire tags for marking lake trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 6: 264-271.

Falkowski S., Wołos A. 2007 – Whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus (L.), in the fisheries management of Lake Gołdopiwo (Northeastern Poland) from 1950 to 2005 – Arch. Pol. Fish. 15: 103-116.

FitzGerald J.L., Sheehan T.F., Kocik J.F. 2004 – Visibility of visual implant elastomer tags in Atlantic salmon reared for two years in marine net-pens – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 24: 222-227.

Freyhof J., Kottelat M. 2008 – Coregonus lavaretus. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – Version 2017-3. (www.iucnredlist.org)

Gomułka P., Własow T., Szczepkowski M., Misiewicz L., Ziomek E. 2014 – The effect of propofol anaesthesia on haematological and biochemical blood profile of European whitefish – Turk. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 14: 331-337.

Guy C.S., Schultz R.D., Clouse C.P. 1996 – Coded wire tag loss from paddlefish: a function of study location – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 16: 931-934.

Hale R.S., Gray J.H. 1998 – Retention and detection of coded wire tags and elastomer tags in trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 18: 197-201.

Imbert H., Beaulaton L., Rigaud R., Elie P. 2007 – Evaluation of visible implant elastomer as a method for tagging small European eels – J. Fish Biol. 71: 1546-1554.

Josephson D.C., Robinson J.M. 2008 – Long-term retention and visibility of visible implant elastomer tags in brook trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 28: 1758-1761.

Kazuń K., Siwicki A.K. 2001 – Propiscin – a safe new anaesthetic for fish – Arch. Pol. Fish. 9: 183-190.

Kolari I., Hirvonen E. 2006 – Long-term retention of coded wire tags in juvenile Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus – Fish. Manage. Ecol. 13: 143-148.

Kozłowski M., Szczepkowski M., Wunderlich K., Piotrowska I., Szczepkowska B. 2017 – Effect of visible implant elastomers (VIE) on the growth, survival and tag retention in juvenile Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) in laboratory conditions – Aquacult. Res. 48: 1849-1855.

Leblance C.A., Noakes D.L. 2012 – Visible implant Elastomer (VIE) tags for marking small rainbow trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 32: 716-719.

Łuczyński M., Falkowski S., Vuorinen J., Jankun M. 1992 – Genetic identification of European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus), peled (C. peled) and their hybrids in spawning stocks of ten Polish lakes – Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 39: 571-577.

Mickiewicz M., Trella M. 2015 – Value structure of catches and stocking in lakes before and after the fisheries ownership transformation in Poland – In: Culturing aquatic animals–achievements, challenges, perspectives (Eds) Z. Zakęś, K. Demska-Zakęś, A. Kowalska. Wyd. IRS, Olsztyn: 351-362 (in Polish).

Mills K.H., Gyselman E.C., Chalanchuk S.M., Allan D.J. 2004 – Growth, annual survival, age and length frequencies for unexploited lake whitefish populations – Ann. Zool. Fennici 41: 263-270.

Olsen E., M., Vøllestad L.A. 2001 – An evaluation of visible implant elastomer for marking age-0 brown trout – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 21: 967-970.

Olsen E.M., Gjoseter J., Stenseth N.C. 2004 – Evaluation of the use of visible implant tags in age-0 Atlantic cod – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 24: 282-286.

Simon J. 2007 – Evaluation of marking European silver eels with visible implant elastomer tags and alcian blue – J. Fish Biol. 70: 303-309.

Simon J., Dörner H. 2011 – Growth, mortality and tag retention of small Anguilla anguilla marked with visible implant elastomer tags and coded wire tags under laboratory conditions – J. Appl. Ichthyol. 27: 94-97.

Soula M., Navarr A., Hildebrandt S., Zamorano M.J., Roo J., Hernandez-Cruz C.M., Afonso J.M. 2012 – Evaluation of VIE (Visible Implant Elastomer) and PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) physical tagging systems for the identification of red porgy fingerlings (Pagrus pagrus) – Aquacult. Int. 20: 571-583.

Szczepkowski M., Szczepkowska B., Krzywosz T., Wunderlich, K., Stabiński R. 2010 – Growth rate and reproduction of a brood stock of European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus L.) from Lake Gaładuś under controlled rearing conditions – Arch. Pol. Fish. 18: 3-11.

Szczepkowski M., Zakęś Z., Szczepkowska B., Piotrowska I., Kozłowski M., Partyka K., Wunderlich K., Kapusta A. 2015 – Tag retention, growth rate, and survival of juvenile pike tagged with visible implant elastomer and coded wired tags – Bulg. J. Agric. Sci. 21: 12-16.

Szczepkowski M., Zakęś Z., Kapusta A., Szczepkowska B., Hopko M., Jarmołowicz S., Kowalska A., Kozłowski M., Partyka K., Piotrowska I., Wunderlich K. 2012 – Growth and survival in earthen ponds of different sizes of juvenile pike reared in recirculating aquaculture systems – Arch. Pol. Fish. 20: 267-274.

Thomassen S., Pedersen M.I., Holdensgaard G. 2000 – Tagging the European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.) with coded wire tags – Aquaculture 185: 57-61.

Thomas G., Eckmann R. 2007 – The influence of eutrophication and population biomass on common whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) growth: the Lake Constance example revisited – Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 64: 402-410.

Tournay B. 2006 – European whitefish helps Finland’s trout farmers diversify – Fish Farm. Int. 33: 27-29.

Walsh M.G., Winkelman D.L. 2004 – Anchor and visible implant elastomer tag retention by hatchery rainbow trout stocked into an Ozark stream – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 24: 1435-1439.

Weitkamp L., Neely K. 2002 – Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) ocean migration patterns: insight from marine coded-wire tag recoveries – Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 59: 1100-1115.

Willis T.J., Babcock R.C. 1998 – Retention and in situ detectability of visible implant fluorescent elastomer (VIFE) tags in Pagrus auratus (Sparidae) – New Zeal. J. Mar. Fresh. Res. 32: 247-254.

Winfield I.J, Durie N.C. 2004 – Fish introductions and their management in the English Lake District – Fish. Manage. Ecol. 11: 195-201.

Wołos A., Draszkiewicz-Mioduszewska H., Mickiewicz M. 2016 – Size and characteristics of lake fisheries production in 2016 – In: Fisheries enterprises in 2016 – economic, legal, and ecological aspects (Eds) M. Mickiewicz, A. Wołos. Wyd. IRS, Olsztyn: 9-20 (in Polish).

Wunderlich K., Szczepkowska B., Szczepkowski M., Kozłowski M., Piotrowska I. 2011 – Impact of daily feed rations for juvenile common whitefish Coregonus lavaretus (L.), on rearing indicators and oxygen requirements – Arch. Pol. Fish. 19: 23-30.

Vander Haegen G.E., Blankenship H.L., Hoffmann A., Thompson D. A. 2005 – The effects of adipose fin clipping and coded wire tagging on the survival and growth of spring chinook salmon – N. Am. J. Fish. Manage. 25: 1161-1170.

Zakęś Z., Kapusta A., Hopko M., Szczepkowski M., Kowalska A. 2015 – Growth, survival and tag retention in juvenile pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) in laboratory conditions – Aquacult. Res. 46: 1276-1280.

Zakęś Z., Wunderlich K., Szczepkowski M., Rożyński M. 2017 – Tagging juvenile European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus (L.)) with passive integrated transponders - Impact of fish size on growth performance and tag retention – Aquacult. Res. 48: 5791-5796.

Zhu T.B., Guo W., Wu X.B., He Y.F., Yang D.G. 2016 – Effects of visible implant elastomer and coded wire tags on growth and survival of Schizopygopsis younghusbandi Regan, 1905 – J. Appl. Ichthyol. 32: 110-112.

Fisheries & Aquatic Life

The Journal of Stanislaw Sakowicz Inland Fisheries Institute

Journal Information


CiteScore 2018: 0.72

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.286
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 1.053

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 19 19 19
PDF Downloads 1 1 1