New Zealand has undertaken a tag recapture study of skates (Family Rajidae) in Subarea 88.1. The objective of the programme is to determine the probability of released skates surviving. Skates have been tagged in the 1999/00 and 2000/01 seasons. Results from 1999/00 were presented in WG-FSA-00/55. This paper provides a brief update on the 2000/01 results and the tagging protocol in use.