3
Oct
GFR12825-Cobia-Recovery

Gray FishTag Research Recaptures Cobia after 239 Days

Gray FishTag Research Recaptures Cobia after 239 Days The Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) named “Kyle G” (Tag ID: GFR12825) was originally tagged & released by angler Eric Gineman while fishing with Captain Dan Zier and mate Garrett of the Second Nature charter boat on December 8th, 2016.  The crew was fishing the waters just offshore of Key West, Florida, USA.  The …

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27
Sep

NMFS approved Florida East Coast pelagic longline research project has been discontinued

We have good news to report! The recently NMFS approved Florida East Coast pelagic longline research project has been discontinued.  Through collaborative lobbying efforts by Gray FishTag (GFR) and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) and other groups, the academic institution Nova Southeastern University has decided to halt and discontinue the research project.  This is a great day and amazing …

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24
Aug

Gray FishTag Research opposes recent Long-lining Research EFP approval

Gray FishTag Research (GFR) opposes the recent approval of the EFP application that would allow pelagic longlining (PLL) research in the northern portion of the Florida East Coast (FEC) closed area.  Official Memorandum Gray FishTag Research (GFR) opposes the recent approval of the EFP application that would allow pelagic longlining (PLL) research in the northern portion of the Florida East …

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8
Aug

GrayFishTag Research welcomes Squidnation as our latest sponsor.

We are excited to announce our most recent sponsor. With an immediate donation, SQUIDNATION (www.squidnation.com) has come aboard as a contributor for the Gray FishTag Research program. The initial donation will be used towards the purchase of a PSAT Archival Tag that will be deployed on a Striped Marlin later this year. More details on this event will be shared later …

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31
Jul

Successful Electronic Tagging Expedition on Roosterfish in Costa Rica

Roosterfish Electronic Tagging Study Summary of events from Roosterfish Electronic Tagging that took place in Los Sueños Resort and Marina and Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica. Gray FishTag Research recently completed Phase 1 of the Roosterfish tagging study in the name of John DeVries.  Thanks to a generous donation from Seaguar Fluorocarbon, the GFR team travelled to the central Pacific …

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27
Apr
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Donation from Seaguar Fluorocarbon allows continuation of a four-part Roosterfish PSAT satellite tag study

Donation from Seaguar Fluorocarbon allows continuation of a four-part Roosterfish PSAT satellite tag study Gray FishTag Research is proud to announce the news that the organization received a donation from Seaguar Fluorocarbon, the largest producer of the best fluorocarbon leader material. The donation is instrumental and will allow the continuation of a four-part Rooster fish-tagging study that started in Costa Rica …

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31
Mar
GFR1219-Cobia-Recovery.

Cobia Recaptured Healthy after 452 Days

Cobia Recaptured Healthy after 452 Days GFR1219, originally Named “Cathy” was caught 152 miles from original tag location.  Download Study The Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) named “Cathy” (Tag ID: GFR1219) was originally tagged & released by angler John Ozer on December 16, 2015 while fishing just a few miles south/east of Key Biscayne, Florida. Mr. Ozer chartered a boat with legendary …

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22
Mar
GFR9202-Roosterfish-Recovery

Roosterfish-Gray FishTag Recovery

Roosterfish Recaptured under the Gray FishTag Research Program  Download Study The Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) named “Cassidy” (Tag ID: GFR9202) was originally tagged & released by angler Joe Caliri on February 25th, 2016 while fishing with Captain Mike Alligood and mate Mariano aboard the charter boat Epic.  The Epic fishes out of the Gray FishTag Official Research Center, Los Sueños Resort & Marina …

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24
Feb
GFR3303-Atl-Sailfish-Recovery

Atlantic Sailfish Recaptured GFR3303

Atlantic Sailfish Recaptured!! GFR3303, Named “Pierre”  Download Study It was a beautiful Tuesday morning on December 29th, 2015.  Mr. Steven Creech was fishing   aboard the charter boat New Latitude out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  While fishing the waters just offshore, Mr. Creech hooked up with a nice Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus).  After a 15-minute fight, they brought the Sailfish alongside the …

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16
Dec
Atlantic Sailfish Recaptured!! GFR8008

Gray FishTag recaptures Atlantic Sailfish

Atlantic Sailfish Recaptured!! GFR8008, Named “Willy Amazing Sailfish” The Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) named “Willy Amazing Sailfish” (Tag ID: GFR8008) was originally tagged & released by angler Doug White on January 7th, 2016 while fishing with Captain Justin Miller and mate Will aboard the charter boat Reel McCoy, out of Bud N’ Mary’s in Islamorada, Florida.  The Sailfish was estimated at …

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16
Dec
GFR Roosterfish Recapture

Roosterfish Recapture under the GrayFishTag research program

Roosterfish Recapture!! GFR2312, Named “Epic One” The Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) named “Epic One” (Tag ID: GFR2312) was originally tagged & released by angler Chris Nicholas on November 9th, 2015 while fishing with Captain Mike Alligood and mate Mariano aboard the charter boat Epic.  The Epic fishes out of the Gray FishTag Official Research Center, Los Sueños Resort & Marina in Playa …

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