[MARMAM] New publication: Best Practice Guidelines for Cetacean Tagging

Russ Andrews russ at marecotel.org
Wed Dec 18 14:23:32 PST 2019

We would like to announce the publication of the article ‘Best Practice
Guidelines for Cetacean Tagging’ in the Journal of Cetacean Research and
Management (JCRM):

Andrews, R.D., Baird, R.W., Calambokidis, J., Goertz, C.E., Gulland,
F.M.D., Heide-Jørgensen, M.P., Hooker, S.K., Johnson, M., Mate, B., Mitani,
Y., Nowacek, D.P., Owen, K., Quakenbush, L.T., Raverty, S.A., Robbins, J.,
Schorr, G.S., Shpak, O.V., Townsend, F.I.Jr., Uhart, M.M., Wells, R.S. and
Zerbini, A.N. 2019. Best Practice Guidelines for Cetacean Tagging. J.
Cetacean Res. Manage. 20:27–66.

The article provides best practice recommendations for cetacean tag design,
deployment and follow-up assessment of tagged individuals. It was compiled
by 21 biologists and veterinarians from nine different countries. We hope
that the guidelines will serve as a global resource to assist tag users,
veterinarians, ethics committees and regulatory agency staff in the
implementation of high standards of practice, and to promote the training
of specialists in this area. The recommended guidelines were endorsed by
the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission at the May
2019 meeting.

The article can be downloaded from the website for volume 20 of JCRM:

It can also be found at: www.cetaceantagging.info
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