Tarpon DNA Sample Kit Distribution and Collection Locations

Need to drop off a tarpon DNA sample or pick up a new kit? Find a participating bait and tackle shop, marina or other fishing-related business on our drop spot location list and maps.

FISH AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE/MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
TARPON GENETIC RECAPTURE STUDY

KIT DISTRIBUTION AND/OR SAMPLE COLLECTION LOCATIONS
(as of 05/28/2014)

 

Panhandle - Regional map | Statewide map

     Apalachicola -
     Scipio Creek Marina, 301 Market Street, 850-653-8030
     Apalach Outfitters, 29 Avenue E., 850-653-3474
     Robinson Bros. Guide Service, 44 Avenue E, 850-653-8896

     Carrabelle -
     Carrabelle Beach, 1843 Highway 98 W., 850-697-2638
     
C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Avenue, 850-697-8400
     Lanark Market, 2348 Highway 98 E., 850-697-2211
     MS Dockside Marina, 292 Graham Drive, 850-697-3337
    
The Moorings, 1000 U.S. Highway 98, 866-697-2800
    
Marshall Marine, 1617 Highway 98, 850-697-3428

     Crawfordville -
     Jerry's Bait and Tackle, 664 Woodville Highway, 850-421-3248
     AMS (Angie’s Marine Supply), 3026 Coastal Highway, 850-926-3114 or
        800-726-3104

     Destin -
     Half Hitch Tackle, 621 Harbor Boulevard, 850-837-3121
     Bass Pro Shops, 4301 Legendary Drive, 850-269-6200

     Eastpoint - Fishermen's Choice Bait and Tackle, 330 U.S. Highway 98,
        850-670-8808

     Ft. Walton Beach - Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, 1030 Miracle Strip Parkway E.,
        850-244-1023

     Gulf Breeze - Gulf Breeze Bait & Tackle, 825 Gulf Breeze Parkway,
        850-932-6789

     Navarre - Half Hitch Tackle, 8711 Navarre Parkway, 850-939-9885

     Panacea -
     Coastal Corner, 49 Coastal Highway, 850-984-2767
     Rock Landing Marina/Boat Facility, 99 Rock Landing Road, 850-984-5844
     Crum’s Mini Mall, 1321 Coastal Highway, 850-984-5501
     Mike’s Marine Supply, 98 Coastal Highway, 850-984-5637

     Panama City -
     Half Hitch Tackle, 2206 Thomas Drive, 850-234-2621
     Howell Tackle, 3100 W. U.S. Highway 98, 850-785-8548

     Pensacola -
     Outcast Bait & Tackle, 3520 Barrancas Avenue, 850-457-1450
     Big Lagoon State Recreation Area, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway, 850-492-1595

     Port St. Joe -
     Blue Water Outriggers, 121 W. U.S. Highway 98, 850-229-1100
     Half Hitch Tackle, 202 Monument Avenue, 850-227-7100
     Indian Pass Campground, 2817 Indian Pass Road (County Road C-30B),
        850-227-7203
     St. Joseph State Park Eagle Concession Stand, 8899 Cape San Blas Road,
        850-227-1327

     Santa Rosa Beach - Yellowfin Ocean Sports, 285 Wilderness Way,
        850-231-9024

     St. George Island - Journeys of St. George Island, 240 E. Third Street,
        850-927-3259

     St. Marks - Shields Marina, 95 Riverside Drive, 850-925-6158

     Tallahassee - Cape Harbor Outfitters, 1690 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 5A,
        850-629-9933

 Nature Coast - Regional map | Statewide map

     Chiefland - Mangrove Creek Outfitters, 1109 N. Young Boulevard,
        352-493-0071

     Cedar Key - Marina Hardware, First Street, 352-543-5804

     Crystal River -
     Ed's Tackle Shop, 983 N. Suncoast Boulevard, 352-795-4178
     Pete's Pier, 1 SW First Place, 352-795-3302

     Homosassa - MacRae's Motel and Marina, 5300 S. Cherokee Way,
        352-628-2602

     Horseshoe Beach - Florida Cracker, 345 Main Street, 352-498-2817
    
    
Inglis -
     Captain's Cove Outfitters, 39 Highway 40 West, 352-447-5610
     Hook Line & Sinker Bait, 144 Highway 40 West, 352-447-5477

     Perry - Big Bend Outfitters, 1589 C-30W (Carlton Cemetary Road),
        850-584-3953

     Steinhatchee -
     Sea Hag Marina, 322 Riverside Drive, 352-498-3008
     River Haven Marina & Motel, 1110 Riverside Drive, 352-498-0709




 Tampa Bay - Regional map | Statewide map    

     Anna Maria Island - AMI Outfitters, 505 Pine Avenue, 941-254-4996

     Bradenton - Bradenton Discount Tackle, 3113 First Street E., 941-746-6020

     Clearwater
     Clearwater Bait and Tackle, 2999 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, 727-669-5455
     Osprey Bay Outdoors, 160 N. Belcher Road, 727-524-9670
     West Marine, 1721 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, 727-447-5320

     Cortez - Annie's Bait and Tackle, 4334 127th Street W., 941-794-3580

     Gulfport - Gulfport Municipal Marina, 4630 29th Avenue S., 727-893-1071

     Holiday - Fisherman's World, 1500 U.S. 19, 727-942-8944

     Holmes Beach - Island Discount Tackle, 5503 Marina Drive, 941-779-2838

     Hudson - Coopers Shrimp Shack, 14633 Old Dixie Highway, 727-868-8736

     Lakeland - Big Fish Outfitters, 6908 U.S. Highway 98 N., 863-815-9492

     Largo - Bett's Fishing Center, 8926 126th Avenue, 727-518-7637

     Madeira Beach
     Don's Dock, 215 Boardwalk Place, 727-391-3223
     Hubbard's Marina, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, 727-393-1947
     Rick's Rods, 390 150th Avenue, 727-399-9963

     New Port Richey - One-Stop Bait & Tackle, 4726 Trouble Creek Road,
        727-842-5610

     Palm Harbor - Southerland Bayou Bait Shack, 2119 Alternate U.S. Highway 19, 
        727-216-6979

     Palmetto - Skyway Bait and Tackle, 4808 U.S. Highway 19 N., 941-721-0461

     Pinellas Park - Holy Mackerel Tackle, 8629 49th Street N., 727-547-9889

     Port Richey - Salonika Bait & Tackle, 6211 Ridge Road, Port Richey,
        727-849-6377

     Riverview - Flint Creek Outfitters, 13425 Boyette Road, 813-681-1888

     Ruskin - South Shore Bait & Tackle, 83 Seventh Avenue NE, 813-641-2010

     Seminole - Dogfish Tackle Company, 8750 Park Boulevard N., 727-393-2102

     St. Pete Beach -
     Gulf to Bay Bait and Tackle, 6920 Gulf Boulevard, 727-367-4756
     Merry Pier, 801 Pass-a-Grille Way, 727-360-1400

     St. Petersburg -
     Ultimate Fishing Center, 9385 Bay Pines Boulevard, 727-320-9032
     O'Neill's Skyway Boat Basin, 6701 34th Street S., 727-867-2585
     Canoe Country Outfitters, 6493 54th Avenue N., 727-545-4554
     Mastry's Bait & Tackle, 1700 Fourth Street S., 727-896-8880
     The Pier Bait House, 800 Second Avenue NE, 727-821-3750
     North Skyway Fishing Pier, Interstate 275 at Skyway Bridge, 727-865-0668
     Fisherman's Ideal Supply House, 750 E. Welch Causeway, 727-391-7380

     Tampa -      
     
Bill's Bait and Tackle, 9806 U.S. Highway 92 E., 813-621-4237
     Tampa Bay Fishing Outfitters, 3916 W. Osborne Avenue, 813-870-1234
     Gandy Bait and Tackle, 4923 Gandy Boulevard, Tampa,  813-839-5551
     Southeastern Fishing Tackle Liquidators, 2907 N. Florida Avenue,
         813-223-3775
     Cody's Bait & Tackle, 9135 W. Hillsborough Avenue, 727-884-3100
     Tampa Bay on the Fly, 4203 W. El Prado Boulevard, 813-443-0660
     Family Boating Centers, 7806 Anderson Road, 813-884-1395

     Tarpon Springs - The Bait Bucket, 1197 Pinellas Avenue N., 727-937-1488

     Terra Ceia
     South Skyway Fishing Pier, Interstate 275 at Skyway Bridge, 941-729-0117

     Tierra Verde - Bait Bucket, 108 Pinellas Bayway, 727-864-2108

     Winter Haven -
     Andy Thornal Company, 336 Magnolia Avenue SW, 863-299-9999
     Marine Supply ... The Boating Center, 717 Sixth Street SW, 863-293-1156

 

Southwest - Regional map | Statewide map

     Boca Grande -
     Boca Grande Outfitters, 375 Park Avenue, 941-964-2445
     Boca Grande Marina, 220 Harbor Drive, 941-964-2550
     Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce, 480 E. Railroad Avenue, 941-964-0568
     Mote Marine Laboratory Office, 480 E. Railroad Avenue, Unit 7, 941-835-9251

     Bonita Springs - Master Bait and Tackle, 4465 Bonito Beach Road,
         239-992-2553

     Cape Coral - West Marine, 1012 Cape Coral Parkway East, Cape Coral,
        239-540-7300

     Chokoloskee - Parkway Village Marina, 1180 Chokoloskee Drive, 239-695-3261

     Englewood
     Stump Pass Marina, 260 Maryland Park Avenue, 941-697-2206
     Englewood Bait House, 1450 Beach Road, 727-867-3603

     Flamingo - Everglades National Park, Flamingo Lodge Highway, 239-695-2945

     Fort Myers -
     The UPS Store, 16970 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 3, 239-454-7111
     Guts-N-Glory Tackle, 17637 San Carlos Boulevard, 239-267-4713
     Lee County Sea Grant/University of Florida, 3406 Palm Beach Boulevard,
        239-533-3719
     West Marine, 1520 Colonial Boulevard, 239-275-6077
     Bass Pro Shops, 10040 Gulf Center Drive, 239-461-7800

     Fort Myers Beach -
     Fish Tale Marina, 7225 Estero Boulevard, 239-463-3600
     West Marine, 17220 San Carlos Boulevard, 239-432-9800

     Goodland - Calusa Island Marina, 385 Angler Drive, 239-394-3668

     Marco Island - Caxambas Pass Bait Shop, 909 Collier Court, 239-642-0004
     Marco Island River Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Road, 239-394-2502

     Naples -      
    
Capt. Pete's Bait & Tackle, 550 Port O' Call Parkway, 239-643-3366
     Mangrove Outfitters, 4111 Tamiami Trail E., 239-793-3370
     University of Florida/IFAS Extension, 300 Tower Road, 239-417-6410

     Nokomis -
     Dockside Store, 100 Circuit Road, 941-480-9744
     Fly Fishing Outfitters, 820 Albee Road, Suite 1, 941-412-4512

     North Fort Myers - Lehr's Economy Tackle, 1366 N. Tamiami Trail,
        239-995-2280

     Placida -
     Eldred's Marina, 6301 Boca Grande Causeway, 941-697-1431
     Gasparilla Marina, 15001 Gasparilla Road, 941-697-2280

     Port Charlotte -
     Captain Ted's Tackle, 1189 Tamiami Trail, 941-627-6800
     Fishin’ Frank's Bait & Tackle, 4425 Tamiami Trail #D, 941-625-3888

     Punta Gorda -
     King Fisher Fleet, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, 941-639-2628
     Laishley Marine, 3415 Tamiami Trail, 941-639-3868
     West Marine, 700 Tamiami Trial, 941-637-0019

     Sanibel Island - The Bait Box, 1041 Periwinkle Way, 239-472-1618

     Sarasota -
     CB's Saltwater Outfitters, 1249 Stickney Point Road, 941-349-4400
     Economy Tackle, 6018 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-922-9671
     Hart's Landing, 920 Ringling Causeway, 941-955-0011
     Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, 941-388-4441
     New Pass Bait and Grill, 1505 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, 941-388-1618

     Venice - Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, 597 S. Tamiami Trail,
        941-488-2236


Keys - Regional map | Statewide map

     Big Pine Key -
     Jig's Bait and Tackle, Mile Marker 30.3 Oceanside, 305-872-1040
     Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge, 33000 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 33 
        Oceanside), 305-872-2351
     Bahia Honda State Park, 36850 Overseas Highway, 305-872-3897
     Reef Light Tackle, 29770 Overseas Highway, 305-877-7679

     Cudjoe Key -
     Cudjoe Gardens Marine, 477 Drost Drive (Mile Marker 21 Oceanside),
        305-745-2352
     Cudjoe Sales Fishermen's Warehouse, 22536 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker
        22.5), 305-745-3667

     Duck Key -
     Hawks Cay Island Marina, 61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, 305-289-4816
     Duck Key Marina, 1149 Greenbriar Road, 305-289-0161

     Islamorada -
     World Wide Sportsman (Marina and Fly Shop), 81576 Overseas Highway,
        305-664-3398
     Abel's Tackle Shop, 84341 Old Highway (Mile Marker 84.5), 305-664-2277
     Bud 'N Mary's Fishing Marina, Mile Marker 79.8, Oceanside, 305-664-2461
     Tackle Center of Islamorada, 81924 Overseas Highway (Oceanside),
        305-522-1920
     Whale Harbor Marina, 176 Coral Road (Mile Marker 83.5, Oceanside),
        305-393-2714
     Holiday Isle Marina, 84001 Overseas Highway, 305-664-2321
     LaSiesta Resort & Marina, 80500 Overseas Highway, 305-664-5247
     Backcountry Cowboy, 82240 Overseas Highway (Bayside), 305-517-4177
     Florida Keys Outfitters, Mile Marker 81.2 (Oceanside), 305-664-5423
     Caloosa Cove Bait & Tackle, 73501 Overseas Highway, 305-664-8051
     Islamorada Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 87100 Overseas Highway,
        305-554-4503
     Caribee Boat Sales & Marina, 81500 Overseas Highway, 305-664-3431
     Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar, 96 Madeira Road, 305-664-2692

     Key Largo - West Marine, 103400 Overseas Highway, Suite 119, 305-453-9050

     Key West -
     Key West Bait & Tackle, 241 Margaret Street, 305-292-1961
     Hurricane Hole, 5130 Overseas Highway, 305-294-8025
     West Marine, 725 Caroline Street, 305-295-0999
     Cow Key Marina, 5001 Fifth Avenue, 305-292-9111
     Saltwater Angler, 243 Front Street, 305-296-7035 
     The Angling Company, 33 Simonton Street, 305-292-6306

     Long Key/Layton -
     Keys Marine Lab, 68486 U.S. Highway 1 (Mile Marker 68.5), 305-664-9101

     Marathon -
     Big Time Bait & Tackle, 11499 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 53),
        305-289-0199
     The Tackle Box, 1901 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 48), 305-289-0540
     West Marine, 2055 Overseas Highway, 305-289-1009
     7 Mile Marina, 1090 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 47.5), 305-395-0546
     Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, 11833 Overseas Highway (MM 53
        Oceanside), 305-743-2444
     Tarpon Creek Marina, 13205 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 53), 305-289-1332

     Sugarloaf Shores -
     Sugarloaf Marina, 17015 Overseas Highway (Mile Marker 17), 305-745-3135

     Summerland Key -
     Tropical Research Lab (Mote Lab), 24244 Overseas Highway, 305-745-2729

     Tavernier - Chris' Bait & Tackle, 90800 Overseas Highway, 305-853-0191

 

Southeast - Regional map | Statewide map

     Boca Raton - Ole Florida Fly Shop, 6353 N. Federal Highway, 561-995-1929

     Dania Beach -
     Angler's Bait and Tackle, 230 E. Dania Beach Boulevard, 954-925-9995

     Fort Lauderdale -
     Carl's Bait & Tackle Shop, 2510 Davie Boulevard, 954-581-8890
     Lauderdale Marina, 1900 SE 15th Street, 954-523-8507

     Fort Pierce -
     White's Tackle Shop, 1106 S. U.S. Highway 1, 772-461-6909
     St. Lucie Outboard Marine, 4750 South US Highway 1, 772-464-1440
     Fisherman’s Wharf Marina, 125 Fisherman’s Wharf Road, 772-466-4680
     Little Jim Bait & Tackle, 601 North Causeway, 772-468-2503

     Homestead -
     Don's Bait and Tackle, 90 N. Homestead Boulevard, 305-247-6616
     South Dade Outfitters, 9698 SW 328th Street, 305-230-1142

     Jensen Beach - Snook Nook, 3595 NE Indian River Drive, 772-334-2145

     Jupiter - Fishing Headquarters, 633 N. Highway A1A Alternate, 561-743-7335

     Lake Worth - Tuppen's Marine Tackle, 1002 N. Dixie Drive, 561-582-9012

     Lantana - Capt. John's Bait & Tackle, 3112 E. Ocean Avenue, 561-585-4456

     Lauderdale by the Sea - T & R Tackle, 228 Commercial
        Boulevard, 954-776-1055

     Lighthouse Point - Custom Rod and Reel, 1835 NE 25th Street,
        954-786-3161

     Miami -
     Capt. Harry's Fishing, 8501 NW 7th Ave, 305-374-4661
     El Capitan Sports Center, 1590 NW 27th Avenue, 305-635-7500
     River Marine Supply, 260 SW Sixth Street, 305-856-0080
     Fly Shop of Miami, 8243 S. Dixie Highway, 305-669-5851
     Hopkins-Carter Marine Supply & Fishing Tackle, 3300 NW 21st Street,
        305-635-7377

     North Palm Beach - Lott Bros., Inc., 631 Northlake Boulevard, 561-844-0244

     Riviera Beach -
     Seven Seas Bait & Tackle, 47 E. Blue Heron Boulevard, 561-842-7190

     Stuart -
     Southern Angler, 4695 SE Dixie Highway, 772-323-9405
     Lewis Marine Supply, 3385 SE Dixie Highway, 772-286-2218
     John B's Fly & Tackle, 4326 SE Federal Highway, 772-287-6535
     West Marine, 2506 SE Federal Highway, 772-223-1515

     West Palm Beach -
     Bill Buckland's Fisherman's Central, 56 E. Blue Heron Boulevard, 561-844-5150
    
 

Northeast/East Central - Regional map | Statewide map

     Apopka - Mosquito Creek Outdoors, 170 S. Washington Avenue,
        407-464-2000

     Cocoa - Village Outfitters Inc, 229 Forrest Avenue, 321-633-7245

     Daytona Beach
- Fishin' Hole, 450 N. Beach Street, 386-252-9804

     Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island Bait & Tackle, 1925 S. 14th Street,
        904-277-0775

     Grant - CARP Coastal Marine, 4550 U.S. Highway 1, 321-952-1303

     Indian Harbor Beach -
     Man Overboard Tackle, 1825 S. Patrick Drive, 321-777-8860

     Jacksonville -
     Strike Zone Fishing, 11702 Beach Boulevard, 904-641-2433
     Black Fly Outfitters, 11702 Beach Boulevard, State Road 103, 904-997-2220
     West Marine, 4874 Big Island Drive, 904-520-4650

     Melbourne -
     Capt Mullets Bait & Tackle, 1638 N. Harbor City Boulevard, 321-255-0102
     Harry Goode's Outdoor Shop, 1231 E. New Haven Avenue, 321-723-4751
     Strike Zone Fishing, 2771 W. New Haven Avenue, 321-956-3474

     Melbourne Beach -
     Whitey's Bait and Tackle, 9030 Highway A1A, 321-724-1440
     Black Dog Bait & Tackle, 207 Ocean Avenue, 321-725-1200
     Big Rob’s Bait & Tackle, 6680 South Highway A1A, 321-956-3173
     Long Point Bait & Tackle, 100 Long Point Road, 321-984-4131

     Merritt Island -
     KARS Park Country Store, 1300 E. Hall Road, 321-867-7967
     Doc’s Bait House, 588 West Merritt Island Causeway, 321-452-2288

     New Smyrna Beach - Fishing Cove Bait & Tackle, 129 N. Riverside Drive,
        386-428-6781

     Ocala - Flint Creek Outfitters, 4414 SW College Road, Suite 910,
        352-237-5325

     Orlando - Orlando Outfitters, 2814 Corrine Drive, 407-896-8220

     Ormond Beach -
     Granada Pier Bait & Tackle, 1 South Beach Street, 386-676-9078
     Backwater Bait & Tackle, 35 Highbridge Road, 386-216-4271

     Palm Bay - Elite Angler's Service, 3257 Dixie Highway NE, 321-953-6444

     Port Canaveral -
     Cape Marina at Port Canaveral, 800 Scallop Drive, 321-783-8410
     Fisherman's World Fishing Center, 602 Glen Cheek Drive, 321-784-5285
     Port Canaveral Marine, 960 Mullet Road, 321-784-5788
     Blue Points Marina, 726 Scallop Drive, 321-799-2860
     Sunrise Marina Bait & Tackle, 505 Glen Cheek Drive, 321-783-9535

     St. Augustine -
     Bob's Bait & Tackle, 6810 U.S. Highway 1 S., 904-794-7501
     Oldest City Bait & Tackle, 105 A1A Beach Boulevard, 904-461-0244
     Devil’s Elbow Fishing Resort, 7507 A1A South, St. Augustine, 904-471-0398
     The Bait Shack, 101 Vilano Causeway, St. Augustine, 904-217-3486

     Sebastian -
     Reel Em In Bait and Tackle, 1671 U.S. Highway 1, Suite A, 772-581-1027
     Native Tackle Supply, 807 Indian River Drive, 772-228-6040

     Titusville - Murray’s Bait & Tackle, 419 North Washington Avenue,
        321-223-4967

     Vero Beach
-
     Professional Outfitters, 1204 S. U.S. Highway 1, 772-569-3666
     Vero Tackle and Marina, 3321 Bridge Plaza Drive, 772-234-9585

 

FWRI Tarpon DNA Sample Drop-off Locations

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Outside of Florida -

     Alabama -
    
Church Mouse Fly Shop, 14 S. Church Street, Fairhope, 251-928-1619

     Georgia -
    
Fish Hawk, 3095 Peachtree Road NE, #218, Atlanta, 404-237-3473

     South Carolina -
    
Pawley Island Outdoors, 9790 Ocean Highway 17, Pawley Island, 843-979-4666

Rock Landing Marina/Boat Facility

99 Rock Landing Road, Panacea, FL  32346

850-984-5844



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