for the capture of tagged Irish Sea cod
Marine Institute is encouraging the fishing industry and recreational
fishing community to report the capture of tagged cod in the Irish
Sea and claim a monetary reward.
cod in the Irish Sea will enable research agencies in the Republic
of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom to develop a
better understanding of cod mortality, abundance, distribution and
movement patterns within the Irish Sea and surrounding areas.
White from the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Service at the Marine
Institute said with a low population of cod in the Irish Sea, it
is vital that this stock is investigated.
huge effort will be made to tag several thousand cod in the Irish
Sea over the next three years," Ms White said. "Any reports
of the tagged cod will provide useful information to help us better
understand the current behaviour of the fish and any factors that
may have affected the cod stock.
collaboration with science and industry partners is essential to
this project, and together we can build our knowledge and share
insights to assist in the recovery of this cod stock in the Irish
Sea," Ms White said.
amount of €25 will be awarded for cod captured with a red tag,
and €75 for cod with a blue, yellow or pink tag. The cod must
be stored whole and ungutted on ice, with the tag in place. The
date and location (longitude and latitude) of capture, length of
the fish, tag colour and its number should also be recorded.
cod should be reported to Emma White at the Marine Institute on
+353 91 387 200 or Emma.White@Marine.ie
Marine Institute will organise the collection of tagged cod captured
cod stock in the Irish Sea has substantially declined in the last
decades. Although the European Commission established measures to
aid recovery in 2000, the stock has not responded as expected and
the population of cod in the Irish Sea remains low in 2017.
three year project is funded by the European Commission and is a
partnership between three research agencies; Marine Institute (Ireland),
Agri-Food and Biosciences institute (Northern Ireland) and Cefas,
the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (United
more information visit the Irish
Sea Cod Tagging Project.