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Cooperative Tagging Center (CTC)
Our volunteer tagging program emphasizes highly migratory species
(tunas and billfishes). Since 1954, over 200,000
billfish and tunas have been tagged with our conventional
streamer tags, providing valuable information about movement
patterns, as well as documenting the rapid rise and resounding
success of our catch and release outreach efforts. The CTC
works in collaboration with The Billfish Foundation
to enhance billfish tagging efforts throughout the Atlantic
Ocean and beyond.
We encourage the fishing public and tournament operators to
contact us for free tags and tagging kits at 1-800-437-3936
or, by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing
National Marine Fisheries Service
Southeast Fisheries Science Center
75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
How Do I...?
- Distinguish a white marlin from a spearfish
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