Tracking Porirua's rig sharks


Shark tagging and animal welfare

21st November, 2017

Welfare Pulse, animal welfare in New Zealand

When shark tracking, it is important to never over-burden your shark with tracking tags that are too big, too heavy, or too limiting. It is important to record the natural movements of sharks, not the movements of an over-burdened shark. To achieve this we always examine or research the ability of the shark to manage the tracking tags.

A recently published online article from MPI shows how the welfare of sharks is monitored.

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