for more than 50 years, captain al anderson has tagged more fish for the society than any other fisherman. in 2015 he provided the seed money for a Fish Tagging Work-Study Fund. here is how you can also support the anderson fund.
In addition to conducting their own fisheries research, the scholarship recipient will work with the American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Program Director to implement updates within the Society's Fish Tagging Program, including but not limited to:
1) Geospatial mapping of the tagging release and recapture data
2) development of an interactive and query-able mapping website
3) creation of a technology based tagging reporting application.
Captain Al Anderson of Rhode Island tagged for the Littoral Society for 50 years, and in 2014 tagged his 60,000 fish (a striped bass). A biologist by training, Captain Anderson operated the Rhode Island charter vessel PROWLER for 48 years, practicing conservation for the sake of fisheries science. He has authored over 200 major magazine articles and is currently working on his 6th book, about tagging fish with electronic (archival) tags, a method which has sky-rocketed game-fish knowledge. Captain Anderson has successfully created other scholarship funds in the name of the Littoral Society at the University of Rhode Island, Adelphi University, and Nova SE in Florida, and now is setting his sights for a work study program fostered here at the Littoral Society.