TAG LOUISIANA

Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program

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Fish Tagged

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Fish Recaptured

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Captures This Season

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Recaptures This Season

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

TAG Louisiana is a program of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana.  Since it’s inception in 1985, program volunteers have tagged more than 300,000 fish, and reported more than 15,000 recaptures.

 
The two main objectives of TAG Louisiana are: (1) to establish a sound marine sport fish tag and recapture program utilizing a diverse cooperative program specifically designed to employ and educate anglers, and (2) to improve our understanding of marine sport fish movements, patterns of habitat use and population dynamics.
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Our Sponsors

To learn about becoming a sponsor, contact us at tag@taglouisiana.net

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WHAT IS TAGGING?

The Tagging Program provides a tagging kit, including tags and tag applicators. Dedicated volunteer taggers receive program gifts and will be given access to the Tagging Community website. Here taggers may track the data they have collected for each of the fish they have tagged, released and reported. Taggers will also be notified if one of their tagged fish is ever recaptured, providing that fish’s history. 
 

CAUGHT A TAGGED FISH?

Record the following pertinent information immediately listed below. Then release the fish with the tag still intact if under/over size or you would just like to catch and release. Call 1 (800) 891-3977 to report your tagged fish and receive your reward.

  • Species
  • Tag number
  • Location description and GPS coordinates (within one mile)
  • Length of the fish
  • Time of day
  • Date
  • Any comments (such as condition)

WANT TO START TAGGING?

Volunteer anglers are trained on proper tagging techniques to ensure survivability of the tagged fish after handling, and are instructed as to the reporting requirements that are expected, such as accurate GPS locations (within one mile) for tracking purposes.

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