Why report tags?
1. Reporting tagged animals is vital to fisheries research; it helps determine where study animals go and how long they live.
2. Many tags have rewards associated with their return!
If you catch a LIVE, healthy tagged sea turtle, please note the:
- tag number
- date of capture
Fish or Sharks
If you catch a tagged fish or shark, read the tag carefully.
- note the tag number
- record the location
- record the time and date of capture
- measure the length of the animal
Then call the phone number on the tag.
Follow the instructions on the tag. Example: release, or clip/save tag