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
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
We are excited to announce our latest Advisory Board Member. We will be joined by “Mr. Wicked Tuna” himself, Mr. Dave Marciano. While he will be filming his latest episodes of the famous TV Show about the North-Eastern Tuna fishery, he will also be an active advocate of Gray FishTag Research. This is instrumental as we are seeking to expand …Read More
Mr. Dave Bulthuis, (Vice President of Sales at COSTA Sunglasses) has agreed to become the new spokesman and advisory board member. Mr. Bulthuis brings years of industry experience and he is also an avid fisherman who shares the same vision about our fisheries. We are extremely honored to have him on board.Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Gray Fish Tag Research is proud to announce and welcome Mr. Eric Leech to the Gray Fish Tag Research Program. Eric accepted to become an official Advisory Board Member of our tagging program and we know he will be a great advocate to help carry out our mission. Mr. Leech brings great industry experience as he has been traveling the world …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
We are very excited to welcome Ocean City Sunset Marina (MD) to the GrayFishTag Research program. Sunset Marina is the first Official Research Center on the east coast of the continental USA. This is great news as it will allow us to collaboratively tag and study additional fish species in a new geographically significant region. http://ocsunsetmarina.comRead More
Welcome to the Gray FishTag Research Program We are excited to announce and welcome the latest Official Research Center of Gray FishTag Research. Pisces Sportfishing Fleet out of Cabo San Lucas, MX has joined us and we look forward working together on this fast growing and exciting project.Read More
We are proud to welcome Costa Del Mar Sunglasses as the newest sponsor of Gray FishTag Research. “The commitment from Costa is instrumental for the continued growth of our fish tagging program,” says Bill Dobbelaer, General manager of Gray Taxidermy. Costa Del Mar is a long time supporter of the fishing industry and advocate of fish conservation. Costa is also a …Read More
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