Thanks to all who took the time to complete the recent PTAGIS user survey. Almost 80 people answered questions about their use of and level of satisfaction with the PTAGIS website, reporting system and P4 tagging software.


Most of the survey respondents are interested in PIT tag data for fisheries research or management. The majority of respondents are also daily or weekly users of the website and/or reporting system.


Reported satisfaction levels with the website and reporting system were quite high, with only a few users reporting average or low satisfaction.


About half of the total number of respondents use P4, and about half of those are daily or weekly users of the software. They reported generally high satisfaction, with only a few users reporting average and one user reporting very low satisfaction. This user commented that they are unable to use P4 on a government computer. We are aware of installation issues with P4 due to its use of SQL Server as the backend database and will work to ensure that P5 (or whatever comes next) will minimize those issues.


Quite a few people left suggestions for improvements that could be made to all three of these tools, and we have already begun working on some enhancements based on those comments.

Again, thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. If you did not get a chance to do so, and you have a suggestion or comment or question about any of the tools we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.