Donor Directed Fish Tagging and Research Program

Gray FishTag Research is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.  We are an international and fully interactive fish tagging program powered by the world’s largest network of fishing professionals consisting of approximately 10,000 charter boat captains and mates.

Our objective is to have 100% of our network actively involved in the GFR tagging program.

We need your help to continue to provide fish tags, education to the fishing industry, tagging sticks and equipment, scientific tag recovery studies, fish tracking systems, and other valuable resources to professional fisherman at no cost. Your annual tax deductible donation will include you in our growing list of partners assisting us to bridge the gap between professional fisherman and scientists leading to better outcomes for the sustainability of our fisheries.

You may choose your favorite fish and we will have a professional fisherman tag and release it for you along with all of the other benefits provided below.

Engage, Become A Contributor:

Currently we offer four levels of Donor Directed Tagging Programs. All uniqely customized to fit a range of desired engagement levels.

First Mate’s Tagging Partner ($1,000 Donation)

  • Ability to work with our scientists in choosing a fish species to be tagged
  • Ability to choose the name of your tagged fish
  • Receive an update and photo of your tagged fish
  • Receive an official tagging certificate and 5 fish tags
  • Receive an official fish study if your fish is recaptured and tag is recovered
  • Receive 5 GFR T-Shirts and 1 GFR Hat
  • Recognition on our website as a tagging partner and a link to your website (for companies)
  • Recognition on our Amazon Smiles shopping page (for companies)
  • Recognition in our monthly newsletter (goes to 10,000 captains and mates)
  • Recognition in our annual report of giving and at the end of year meeting
  • The great feeling of knowing that you are making a positive difference for our Oceans. (Priceless!)

Captains’s Tagging Partner ($5,000 Donation)

  • Ability to work with our scientists in choosing a fish species to be tagged
  • Ability to choose the name of your tagged fish
  • Receive an update and photo of your tagged fish
  • Receive an official tagging certificate, 10 fish tags, and 1 tagging stick
  • Receive an official fish study if your fish is recaptured and tag is recovered
  • Receive a custom acknowledgement plaque
  • Recognition on our webpage as a Captain’s tagging partner
  • Recognition on social media as a Captain’s tagging partner
  • Receive 5 GFR T-Shirts, 2 hats, and 2 polo/fishing shirts
  • Recognition on our website as a tagging partner and a link to your website (for companies)
  • Recognition on our Amazon Smiles shopping page (for companies)
  • Recognition in our monthly newsletter (goes to 10,000 captains and mates)
  • Recognition in our annual report of giving and at the end of year meeting
  • The great feeling of knowing that you are making a positive difference for our Oceans. (Priceless!)

Commodore’s Tagging Partner ($10,000 Donation)

  • Ability to work with our scientists in choosing a fish species for a special satellite tag.
  • Ability to choose the name of your tagged fish
  • Receive an official tagging certificate, 15 fish tags, 1 tagging stick
  • Receive a photo and satellite updates on your fish during the study
  • Receive an official satellite tag fish study once completed (more data than a standard tag)
  • Recognition on our webpage as a Commodore’s tagging partner
  • Recognition on social media as a Commodore’s tagging partner
  • Receive 2 custom acknowledgement plaques. One for your home or office and one may be placed in an official GFR Research Center.
  • Receive 5 GFR T-Shirts, 4 hats, and 4 polo/fishing shirts, and 1 pair of costa sunglasses
  • Recognition on our website as a tagging partner and a link to your website (for companies)
  • Recognition on our Amazon Smiles shopping page (for companies)
  • Recognition in our monthly newsletter (goes to 10,000 captains and mates)
  • Recognition in our annual report of giving and at the end of year meeting
  • The great feeling of knowing that you are making a positive difference for our Oceans. (Priceless!)

Admiral's Tagging Partner ($25,000+ Donation) 

The title of Admiral is as high as it gets on the pelagic seas.

For those of you who really dream big and want to make a major impact, we can arrange custom fish tagging and science adventures at one of our many research centers around the world. Please contact us directly to discuss your donor designated adventure.

Admirals Tagging Partners may also be added to the development advisory board helping to steer our philanthropic efforts.

  • Ability to work with our scientists in choosing 2 fish species for special satellite tags
  • Ability to choose the names of your tagged fish
  • Receive an official tagging certificate, 15 fish tags, and 2 tagging sticks
  • Receive a photo and satellite updates on your fish during the study
  • Receive an official satellite tag fish study once completed (more data than a standard tag)
  • Recognition on our webpage as an Admiral’s tagging partner
  • Recognition on social media as an Admiral’s tagging partner
  • Receive 2 custom plaques. One for your home or office and one may be placed at an official GFR Research Center.
  • Receive 5 GFR T-Shirts, 6 hats, and 6 polo/fishing shirts, and 2 pairs of costa sunglasses
  • Recognition on our website as a tagging partner and a link to your website (for companies)
  • Recognition on our Amazon Smiles shopping page (for companies)
  • Recognition in our monthly newsletter (goes to 10,000 captains and mates)
  • Recognition in our annual report of giving and at the end of year meeting
  • The great feeling of knowing that you are making a positive difference for our Oceans. (Priceless!)

To join, please contact us directly by calling 844.824.8353 or email us at info@grayfishtag.org.

Recognition benefits run concurrent with the GFR fiscal year. (Jan1 -Dec 31)

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