New Zealand will deploy four pop-off satellite transmitters on Antarctic toothfish along the Ross Sea continental slope in January 2012. They will be programmed to pop-off the fish, float to the surface, and transmit in December 2012. The purpose of this paper is to provide an announcement for members to distribute to vessels, crew and observers given the chance that these fish may be encountered in the fishery. The announcement details what to do if a satellite tagged fish is encountered, and who should be contacted. A second page provides specific instructions to observers and vessel crew that could be translated and provided directly to industry via the CCAMLR website.
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