The Littoral Society's annual fluke tagging trip is equal parts fishing fun and fishing science.
Join American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Director Jeff Dement on Saturday, August 12, 2017, aboard the Mi-Jo II, for some inshore sport fishing and to learn about the fish tagging program, which helps scientists track fish migration and populations.
Tagging fish is a crucial method for scientists to learn about creatures which spend almost their entire lives underwater and out of the sight. With enough tagging data, researchers can estimate the percentage of fish that are born and die each year, where they are spawning, and how far they travel during their lives.
All of our tagging data are transferred to the database of the National Marine Fisheries Service Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. When you tag a fish for the American Littoral Society, you can be sure the information gained is put to good use.
Date: Saturday, August 12
Time: Boat departs 7:00 a.m., and returns at 2:00 p.m.
Place: Mi-Jo II, Atlantic Highlands Municipal Marina, 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
Cost: $75 per angler includes boat, tackle, bait, and fish tags. Feel free to use your own tackle.
Reservation: Space is limited. Click here to purchase tickets.
Parking: Ample parking on site.
For more information: Contact Jeff Dement, Fish Tagging Director for the American Littoral Society. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-291-0055 extension 106. Your place on the boat is secured when payment is received.
Click here to learn more about the fish tagging program.