Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Advisory Services (MAS)
Virginia Marine Resource Report No. 2008-4 || VSG-08-03
Initiated in 1995, the Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program (VGFTP) database is comprised of tagged fish records, and corresponding recaptured fish records. These records are primarily generated through contributed efforts of a dedicated corps of trained marine anglers targeting only a select number of target species. The recaptured fish records are the result of observant individuals noticing the tags in live or freshly-boxed/shipped fish. Recapture reports originate from a mix of sources, including marine anglers, commercial fishers, workers in fish packinghouses, wholesale and retail sellers of fish, and NOAA Fisheries observers on coastal trawl boats.
fish tagging; fish populations; Virginia
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Lucy, J.A., Gillingham, L. (2008). Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program Annual Report 2007. Virginia marine resource report ; no. 2008-4. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.21220/V5VX3K