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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Groundbreaking collaboration between Gray Fish Tag Research and Mexican Marine Research Center [CICIMAR]. Los Cabo (Cabo San Lucas) is one of the top fishing destinations in the world. There are a multitude of fish species that anglers can target, from Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphinfish, Roosterfish, etc. For such an amazing fishery, surprisingly there is not much known …Read More
2016 Student Scholarship Grants Program Science and Development Program – FECOP, Gray FishTag Research – FECOP Science Collaborative Alliance Introduction and Objective Gray FishTag Research (GFR) and The Costa Rican Fishing Federation (FECOP) collaborative alliance to strengthen the scientific research in the Costa Rican sport fisheries is now underway. The objective of this united initiative is to support the conservation …Read More
Tag Recapture!! GFR9196 Atlantic Sailfish, Named “Sparky” The Atlantic Sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) named “Sparky” (Tag ID: GFR9196) was originally tagged & released by angler Rick Hopkins on February 5th, 2016 while fishing with Captain Raymond Baiz and mate Justin Miller aboard the charter boat Reel McCoy, out of Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida. The Sailfish was estimated to be 60 inches …Read More
FIRST EVER ROOSTER FISH SATELLITE TAGGED “TODD FLANDERS” INITIAL STUDY RELEASED – June 12, 2015 In January 2015, the non-profit international and fully interactive fish tagging program, Gray FishTag Research was launched. The program was initiated to collect information in real-time to produce valuable scientific data, directly from professional fishermen in every part of the world and made available for anyone …Read More
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