Report of the Pilot Workshop on the Application of Biotelemetry to Fish Studies for the Management of Inland Fisheries in West Africa













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Sélingué, Mali, 29 January - 10 February 2001

organized by the
Institute of Research for Development (IRD)
Institute of Rural Economy of Mali (IER) and the Office for Rural Development of Sélingué (ODRS)
with the support of the University of Liège and FAO

FAO Fisheries Report No. 654
ISSN 0429-9337
FIRI/R654(En)


Institute of Research for Development




Office for Rural Development of Sélingué




Institute of Rural Economy of Mali




University of Liège




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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

PREFACE

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

FACILITIES IN SELINGUE

THEORETICAL ASPECTS OF BIOTELEMETRY

Fish tagging
Detecting biotelemetry signals
Localizing transmitters, positioning fish in their habitat

CHOICE OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY STUDY METHODS, PROJECT DEFINITION

PRACTICAL AND GROUP SESSIONS

Anaesthesia and tagging
Operating receiving stations and transmitter search
Use of biotelemetry transmitters
Test study
Use of data storage tags: DST

ANNEX 1: List of participants

ANNEX 2: Prospectus

ANNEX 3: Agenda

ANNEX 4: Inaugural address: application of biotelemetry of fish studies for inland fisheries management in West Africa (G. Marmulla, FAO)

ANNEX 5: Contents of the handbook on aquatic biotelemetry

ANNEX 6. Polygon of the Sélinguéni pond

ANNEX 7: Material and equipment used during the workshop

PHOTO SECTION