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 to see at no cost. Gray FishTag Research was launched in Los Sueños Costa Rica, the sportfishing capital of the world.
On January 22, 2015 members of the Gray FishTag Research team, Dr. David Kerstetter (Nova Southeastern University), Mr. Bill Dobbelear, and advisory board members Mr. Zsolt Szekely and Mr. Carter Takacs, successfully deployed the first ever pop-off satellite archival tag (PSAT) on a roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis). The roosterfish was named in the loving memory of our friend Todd Flanders. The sat-tag deployment took place while fishing with Captain Ishmael of “The Sunny One” and 1st Mate Christian Bolanos from our Official Research Center Los Sueños Resort
and Marina, a five star resort and marina centrally located in Herradura, Costa Rica (www.lsrm.com). Read Full Study