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Other Tagging Programs

Please return tag and tag information to the correct program or tag owner (written on tag). We only guarantee that N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries red tags receive $100 Reward. Other programs may also use red tags which associate with different or no reward.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries does not assume responsibility for maintaining a comprehensive list of other states’ fish tagging programs. This information is provided to educate about fish tagging programs and to serve as a guide to assist in finding a specific tagging program.
 

Multi-State/ Coastwide Tagging Programs:
 

American Littoral Society Tagging Program -
Contact Jeff at 732-291-0055:
http://www.littoralsociety.org/index.php/programs/fish-tagging/if-you-catch-a-tagged-fish


ASMFC Cooperative Tagging Program and Registry -
http://mahi.accsp.org:8888/pls/accsp/f?p=400:202:4023212663460523:::::


Cooperative Striped Bass Tagging Program -
http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/KeywordSearch/Metadata.do?Portal=GCMD&MetadataType=0&MetadataView=Full&KeywordPath=&EntryId=%5BGCMD%5Dbrdlsc0006
 

East Coast, by State (North To South)
 

Maine - (cod, yellowtail flounder, Atlantic Halibut)
SEAMAST Fisheries -
http://www.smast.umassd.edu/Fisheries/Tagging/

Maine Department of Marine Resources -
http://www.workingwaterfront.com/articles/Fish-tagging-gets-underway-in-the-Gulf-of-Maine/9388/

New Hampshire - (lobster)
http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/marine/

Massachusetts - (bluefin tuna, white shark, striped bass, trout)
Massachusetts EEA -
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dfw/hunting-fishing-wildlife-watching/fishing/tags-n-trout-program.html

Massachusetts EEA -
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dfg/dmf/programs-and-projects/white-shark-research.html

Large Pelagic Research Center -
http://www.eregulations.com/massachusetts/fishing/12masw/bluefin-tuna-tagging-program/
Marine Fisheries Commonwealth of Massachusetts -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAClvyBSk7c

Rhode Island - (lobster, bluefin tuna, sharks, horseshoe crabs)
Division of Fish and Wildlife -
http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/bnatres/fishwild/pdf/traptag.pdf

NOAA Northeast Fisheries Cooperative Shark Tagging Program -
http://nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Narragansett/sharks/cstpbooklet.pdf
Rhode Island Bureau of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, & Law Enforcement -
http://umaine.edu/lobsterinstitute/files/2011/12/rimf15.pdf

Connecticut - (Atlantic salmon, striped bass)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Connecticut River -
http://www.fws.gov/r5crc/mig_fish_forum.html


New York - (striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon)
Hudson River Foundation -
http://www.hudsonriver.org/?x=sb/index
American Littoral Society -
http://www.littoralsociety.org/index.php/programs/fish-tagging/if-you-catch-a-tagged-fish
Department Of Environmental Conservation -
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/50070.html , http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/37121.html


New Jersey - (striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon, horseshoe crabs)
Division of Fish & Wildlife -
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bonusbas.htm

Delaware - (striped bass, Atlantic sturgeon)
Fish and Wildlife Service -
http://fishandboat.com/images/reports/2013bio/6x06_27_dela_stripers.pdf
DNREC -
http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Pages/Juvenile%20Atlantic%20sturgeon%20tracking.aspx

Maryland - (striped bass, American shad, Atlantic croaker, black drum, blue catfish, chain pickerel, hickory shad, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern snakehead, white perch, yellow perch)
Maryland Department of natural Resources -
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/tags.aspx
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marlyand Fisheries Resource Office -
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/marylandfisheries/projects/Striped%20Bass.html

Virginia - (red drum, black drum, cobia, flounder, speckled trout, black sea bass, tautog, spadefish, sheepshead, and gray triggerfish)
Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program at Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS) - Contact Susanna Musick at 804-684-7166: https://www.vasaltwaterjournal.com/report_tagged_fish.php

North Carolina - (striped bass, red drum, spotted seatrout, southern flounder, dolphin, white perch, yellow perch, gray trout)
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries -
http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/tagged-fish

North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and N.C. State University -
http://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Species/Fish/StripedBass/ReportTaggedBass.aspx

North Carolina State University - Weakfish Tagging Program
http://cmast.ncsu.edu/jkrause
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South Carolina - (red drum, sharks, and 45 other finfish species)
SCDNR Marine Game Fish Tagging Program - Tags: Yellow, Orange, Blue -
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/tagfish/tagcatch.html


Georgia - (sheepshead, spotted seatrout, red drum, tripletail, and tarpon)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources- Wildlife Resources Division -
http://coastalgadnr.org/fb/fmgmt/catp


Florida - (goliath grouper, largemouth bass, florida red drum, snook, sturgeons)
Florida fish and wildlife commission -
http://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/fishtags/hotline/

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