To tag fish for the American Littoral Society, you must be 18 years or older and a member of the Society, either as an individual or through club membership. Annual membership is $40 for an individual or family. Charter captains and their onboard customers can also participate for the family rate of $40. Once a member, new taggers receive a packet of information about how to get started, along with access to our tagging staff, who are available to answer questions. Taggers purchase tag kits from the Society for $6 per set, including a set of 10 tags, 10 data cards, an applicator needle and instructions (postage included.) Membership dues and the tag kits are tax deductible. 

In addition to tagging on your own time, we run a variety of tagging trips throughout the year including overnight trips to Rhode Island for fishing off Block Island, and fluke tagging trips in Raritan Bay near Sandy Hook. We also offer surf fishing clinics if you or members of your family would like to learn how to fish.  You can check these out on our field trip page. 

FOR FIRST-TIME TAGGERS:
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.

$40 membership + $14 for tag kits = $54 (postage included) 

 

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RENEWING TAGGERS: You can renew your membership online on our membership page or by downloading the form above.

If you have other questions or concerns, contact Jeff Dement, our fish tagging program director at 732-291-0055 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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