Thank you all for your dedicated tagging efforts. In addition to tagging, please remember to keep an eye out for bluefin that are already carrying a tag!!!
We are extremely grateful for all reported tag recaptures! In addition to helping with the science, for recaptures of tags put out as part of our Atlantic-wide GBYP tagging program, there are rewards for these returned tags from $50 to $1000. This month, we had 2 GBYP recaptures of fish that were tagged off Spain a year ago and were recaptured off of NJ and Long Island. Very exciting!!!
I have attached the reward poster below. If you catch a tagged fish, please: 1) cut off the tag, 2) measure the fish (curved fork length), 3) record the date and lat/long of recapture, 4) if re-releasing the fish, re-tag it with a new tag if possible, 5) contact us to report the recapture.
To learn more about the GBYP tagging project or about our bluefin tuna research, please visit our website: www.tunalab.org
Program Manager/Research Scientist
Large Pelagics Research Center/UMass Amherst