1
Jun
Striped Bass Tagged

Gray FishTag Research to kick-off new tagging effort at Manhattan Cup Fishing Tournament

Download Press Release Gray FishTag Research has named The Fisherman Magazine and its headquarters to become an Official Research Center for the program. The plan is to target striped bass and other regional species in an effort to learn more about this Northeastern fishery. As a kickoff to Gray FishTag’s  tagging efforts throughout the Northeast region, General Manager of Gray Taxidermy, …

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11
May

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Names New Head of Fisheries

Join us in congratulating Gray FishTag Research Advisory Board Member and Scientist Mr. Moises Mug on his latest appointment to become the head of INCOPESCA, the governing body of all fisheries in Costa Rica.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: San Jose, Costa Rica May 10, 2018 Contact: Todd Staley, todd@fecop.org The loss of a great scientist is turning into a big …

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24
Apr

Gray FishTag Research continuing groundbreaking Roosterfish study

“Los Gatos” Roosterfish Study Satellite tags to be deployed on Roosterfish in Costa Rica The Gray FishTag Research team will be travelling to Costa Rica this coming weekend to continue the groundbreaking research into Roosterfish movement and behavior. The GFR team will be deploying 1 satellite tag and 2 implantable tags during this expedition. The owner of Marina Pez Vela …

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23
Apr
Gray FishTag Research Class seminar

Gray FishTag Research visited Beachside Montessori Village

Gray FishTag Research visited Beachside Montessori Village to educate students about FishTagging As part of the World Fish Migration Day 2018 Gray Fish Tag visited students at the Beachside Montessori Village to educate them about Fish Tagging and a mixture of fish science and fish biology. It was a true pleasure seeing all the kids so involved and we hope …

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10
Apr
GFR3815-Blacktip-Shark-Recovery

Gray FishTag Research – Blacktip Shark Recaptured after 164 Days

Blacktip Shark Recaptured after 164 Days!!  Download PDF The Blacktip Shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) named “Lucky” (Tag ID: GFR3815) was originally tagged & released by angler Shawn Friedbacher while fishing with Captain Ed McCormick aboard the Shark Ventures charter boat on September 22nd, 2017.  The guys were fishing the Northern Gulf of Mexico coastal waters just off Crystal River, Florida, USA. …

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20
Mar
Gray FishTag Research Center Official Logos

Gray FishTag Research Centers are continuing ground breaking research

Gray FishTag Research is proud to acknowledge the hard, consistent and productive work that is being done by our Research Centers and their crews. The continued efforts are truly helping our initiative in being able to analyze the data coming in from the tagged fish and providing relevant information. In Costa Rica alone, the four research centers: Marina Pez Vela, …

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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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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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10
Nov

Collaborative effort between Gray Fish Tag Research and Mexican Marine Research Center

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 …

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31
Aug
GFR-FECOP Scholarship

Gray FishTag Research – FECOP Science Collaborative Alliance

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 …

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14
Jun

Gray FishTag Recaptures

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 …

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12
Jun

FIRST EVER ROOSTER FISH SATELLITE TAGGED | NAMED TODD FLANDERS

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 …

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