Report - Fisheries Assessment Report (FAR)
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This annual report summarises data from the New Zealand Gamefish Tagging Programme for the 2012–13 year, including the 2263 fish released and 58 recaptures. Long distance recaptures are plotted and trends over recent years described. Four striped marlin were recaptured in 2012–13, three in northern New Zealand waters 25 to 104 days after release, and one in January 2013 by a longliner in the Coral Sea after 328 days. The number of pelagic sharks tagged and released has increased in recent years.