Began in 2003,
and works with commercial fishermen to tag and release
yellowtail flounder with pink and yellow disc tags or
green data storage tags throughout New England. The location,
date and various information is recorded upon the release
of the tagged fish, and the same information is recorded
when the fish is recaptured by fishermen or other reporters.
From this information stock movements, mortality, and
growth can be estimated which leads to more accurate biological
and stock assessments. Visit the Project
Summary page for more information.
Every tag counts! Please
report all tags; even tags from fish caught as by-catch,
or that are short and sub-legal. Just cut the tag &
throw the fish over.
The latest in the lottery....
to John Machie!
We drew his tag, 1841 from the yellowtail tagging $1000
lottery! The winning tag was drawn at the Maine Fisherman's
Forum held on March 1-3, 2007.
tagsas of January 5 2007: 3,303 lottery - 47 high reward - 75 DST
to all the fishermen that participated in the 2006 tagging
trips & everyone who has reported tags!
New look to the web page
We have just
updated the look of our web page! Browse around the site
and see what you think. If you have any comments, contact
September, Azure Westwood, the project coordinator since
2003, went back to school! Azure is working towards her
graduate degree at URI. You'll still see her around, as
she is studying the social sciences of the fishing industry.
YT off a gill net boat...
For the first time in the tagging program, yellowtail were
tagged and released from a gill net vessel! 547 fish were
released this past summer on the F/V Micheal Brandon out
of Scituate MA. Click the Photos, facts, and links for the
trip summary and photos.
Page last modified:
March 7, 2007