If you catch a fish with a yellow dorsal loop tag, the tag belongs to the American Littoral Society. We need the tag returned along with the recapture information. To make it easy for you to respond, you can download our tag return form. Complete the form, tape the tag to it and mail it to the address on the form. Download Form

When we recieve your form, we enter the data into our database. In return, you and the person who originally tagged the fish will receive 

  • The history of your fish (where it was tagged, how much it has grown)
  • An American Littoral Society fish tagger's jacket patch
  • Information about our tagging program 
  • The knowledge that you have made a contribution to marine fisheries science
  • If you are interested in becoming a tagger contact Jeff at 732-291-0055 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Become an American Littoral Society fish tagger. You can learn how fish grow and where they go.

Plus you will contribute data needed to protect and preserve fish for your generation and generations to come. Fish tagging memberships include one year membership in the Society, and two tagging starter kits (10 tags, 10 data cards, 1 applicator needle in each) and all the instructions you need to start tagging fish. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to purchase multiple tag kits without needles for $6 each. Membership and tag kits are tax deductible.

Individual/family tagger package
$40 membership + $14 for tag kits = $54


Don't want to pay online? Click here to print off our form and mail in with your check.

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