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Objectives Yellowtail Tagging Release Sites

The objectives of the Yellowtail Flounder Tagging Study include:

  • estimate movement rates between yellowtail fishing grounds
  • provide independent estimates of mortality
  • confirm age determinants
  • foster cooperative relationships between scientists and fishermen.

Tagging areas are assigned based on the NMFS statistical areas, and tagging effort put forth in each area is in proportion to geographic patterns of abundance. SMAST has been assigned the areas in southern New England. These areas include 613 (south of Long Island), 539 (south of Rhode Island), 537 (south of Massachusetts), and 526 (southeast of Massachusetts and southwest of Georges Bank including most of the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area).

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Fish Tagging Program Manager: David Martins
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