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    Developments in the CCAMLR tagging program

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    In order to assess the level of confidence in the link made, as well as the time and effort  taken to make the link, the Secretariat introduced a tag recapture link status code to identify the level of effort involved in linking a tag recapture to its tagging event.  For the 2011 season 673 tags have been returned;  37% provide an exact match with tag numbers  held in the database, 22 % provide an exact match with tag numbers but had inconsistent ancillary data . For those tags that did not provide exact or unique matches only 63 (9%) could not be successfully linked using additional information.