Saltwater Fish Tagging

This tutorial explains the process of tagging saltwater fish with Captain Monty Hawkins of the headboat Morningstar. In March of 2004 19 tautog and 2 cod were on the trip, allowing anglers to see the tagging process first hand. The Morningstar website is here.

Captain Monty Hawkins tags tautog.

A tag goes in a seabass.

The tag is tied and trimmed before release.

 

 

Tagging Resources

American Littoral Society- fish tagging programs

NOAA Apex Predators Program - shark tagging

South Carolina Dolphin Tagging Research Project

Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program

North Carolina Adult or Juvenile Red Drum Tagging Program
P.O. Box 769
Morehead City, NC 28557
1-800-682-2632

South Carolina DNR Adult Red Drum Tagging Program
PO Box 12559
Charleston, SC 29422-2559
1-888-TAGS-4-SC

Georgia Cooperative Angler Tagging Program
One Conservation Way, Suite 300
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
912-264-7218