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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 in 2015. The first leg of the project was named “Todd Flanders” and marked the first ever satellite tag ever deployed on a Roosterfish. Now with Seaguar’s contribution, GFR will deploy an additional electronic pop-off satellite archival tag (PSAT) on a Roosterfish. The study will be named and dedicated to the late John Devrise. John was instrumental in the lives of so many and he
was truly an icon in the fishing industry, starting with Mustad Hooks and moving through the ranks at Seaguar.

Project Goals 

  • Deploy second PSAT on Roosterfish inhabiting the Pacific coastal waters of Costa Rica.
  • Determine and assess the residency time for Roosterfish in the Costa Rican waters.
  • Examine and illustrate the vertical migration patterns of Roosterfish.
  • Develop a horizontal migration track using advanced computer modeling.

Project Summary

Roosterfish is one of the hottest and most sought after game fish in the world. The roosterfish is highly regarded for its “fight” and anglers travel from all over for the globe for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to catch them. Roosterfish are in high demand with people excited to know more about them.  On this second leg of the proposed four-step program, a fish will once again be tagged in the coastal Pacific waters of Costa Rica. This project will provide additional data regarding the behavior and migration patterns of the Roosterfish. We also expect to answer several other questions about the species.  How deep does a Roosterfish dive? What are the favorable water conditions to find Roosterfish?  These are just a few questions we are hoping to answer with this and the subsequent tagging events that we are still seeking funding for.

Utilizing advances in satellite tag and computer modeling technology, we strive to provide insight into the life and world of the highly-desired Roosterfish. As always Gray FishTag Research will share its data and findings to any or all interested parties for FREE.

Gray FishTag Research (GFR) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.  This is 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. The program is collecting information in real-time to produce valuable scientific data directly from anglers in every part of the world. We are now able to connect professional fishermen with the scientific community who are desperate for relevant data. Results are providing biologists and scientists with valuable information on migration patterns, fish stocks, growth rates, habitat depths and much more.

Our mission is to support the charter sport fishing industry and overall fishing community while producing valuable data to marine science research. Gray FishTag Research is bridging the gap between professional charter fishermen and the science community in an effort to sustain our fisheries for our future generations.

To join us as a sponsor or for more information, please contact us direct by calling 844.824.8353 or via email at info@GrayFishTag.org.  You can also donate directly online grayfishtagresearch.org.