Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Angler-Tag

Angler Tag Return

Biologists at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute tag a variety of wild caught and hatchery fish using acoustic or visible streamer tags in effort to learn more about their life history and biology. Anglers are encouraged to report tag information and to release the fish with the tag intact.



Report a Tagged Fish

What do you do if you catch a tagged fish in Florida waters?

Cobia Acoustic Telemetry Project

Do you know what to do if you catch a tagged cobia in Florida waters?

Goliath Grouper

Have you seen this fish? We need your help locating juvenile or adult Goliath Grouper.

Largemouth Bass

Biologists ask anglers to report tagged largemouth bass.

Snook

Do you know what to do if you catch a tagged snook? This information covers what you should do if you catch tagged snook on either the east coast or west coast of Florida.

Sturgeon

Do you know what you should you do if you see a sturgeon in Florida waters?


FWC Facts:
Gulf sturgeon can grow to a maximum length of about 8 feet and weigh approximately 150-220 pounds.

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