SMAST Fish Tagging Programs

The Yellowtail Flounder Tagging Program The cooperative yellowtail flounder tagging study was initiated in the fall of 2003 by NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).
The SMAST Cod Tagging Program This program utilizes the knowledge and expertise of the local fishing industry to collect and tag cod under normal fishing operations in the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and Nantucket Shoals.
Stellwagen Bank Tagging Report

The Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program In February 2003 NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service funded the Northeast Regional Cod-tagging Program project through the Northeast Region Cooperative Research Partners Initiative (CRPI) to conduct a multi-agency tagging study of Atlantic Cod, movements in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank region. Final Report 2005 (Adobe Acrobat file)

If you recapture a tagged cod:

• The 7-digit tag number
• The date the fish was caught
• The location and depth at which it was caught
• The fish’s length and weight
• Any other pertinent comments such as the condition of the fish and whether it was released.

Report this information to Dave Martins at (508) 910-6392.
You can also call this number with your questions or comments about the SMAST Cod Tagging Program..

Cod Tagging Logo
Maine Codtagging
Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Website
Gulf of Maine Research InstituteI final report

SMAST Fisheries
Fish Tagging Program Manager: David Martins
The School for Marine Science and Technology
706 South Rodney French Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02744-1221 • Tel. 508.999.8193
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