Shark tags released by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) occur in waters throughout the Atlantic.  Tags recovered from our program can be reported by way of the form below, or by calling our toll-free hotline at (877) 826-2612.  Fish tagged by other programs can be reported on a separate page (click here to link to non-NEFSC tag reporting).


 Contact Information
  Name:  First  Last
  Address:  Mailing address  
   City  State  Zip
  Phone:  Phone 1  Phone 2


 Tag Description (if you wish to report multiple tags, fill out our form for the first tag and we will contact you regarding the others)
Quantity of Tags to Report:    
Tag Number:   Tag Color:  
Double tagged? (1 fish, 2 tags) 
Dbl. Tag #:  
Tag Type:    View tag type descriptions
Fate of Fish:      New tag number (if applicable)
Release Condition (if released alive) :    
If Fish was kept, Did You Save a Section of Backbone?
(click the link below for details on collection)

collecting shark backbones

 Recapture Details
Fish Species:   Sex:  
Date:   Calendar
Weight:   Determine fork or total length
  (Lat./Long. & Loran C preferred, or submit specific location details)
Vessel Name:  
Port:   State:    
Gear Used:   describe gear used if 'other'

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