Shark tagging

Enjoyable day afloat yesterday for our first trip of 2019 from Holyhead. Despite a bitterly cold east wind we had a good mixed bag inshore and spurdogs making an appearance in Holyhead Deep. 

Today we were also joined by Laura from Wobby Shark Savers with a plan to tag and release all the spurs caught to assist in various scientific studies. Fortunately the first spurdog fell to Marine Biology student Portia Harris, who was keen to take part in this tagging exercise. 

The exercise involves measuring and weighing of the spurdogs in the hope of recapture and then new information on their travels and growth. Advice is given out on the correct handling of sharks if landed, with the supporting of the tail and stomach for weighing and photographs etc. 

We’ll be tagging again tomorrow, more information and photos to follow. 

More photos in Gallery 241