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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?

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.

Monroe County Mutton and Gray Snapper
Be on the lookout in the Florida Keys for tagged snappers. If you catch one, report it to fisheries biologists and receive a reward!

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.