In time for red snapper season this summer in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists plan to tag 3,000 to 5,000 fish with $250 tags during April and May. The rewards are part of a $12 million study called the "Great Red Snapper Count." It was designed to check the accuracy of federal red snapper figures, such as estimates of how many red snappers live in the Gulf. It also involves visual counts, habitat surveys, and other studies.
Anglers should look for a tubular tag, about 4 to 5 inches long, with the words, "Reward $250. Keep tag." Each features a yellow plastic insert with a five-digit tag number starting with the letters RS as well as a phone number to call.
To collect the reward, fisherman will need to report the tag number, plus the fishing port from which they departed, the date the fish was caught, the fish's length and weight, and the latitude and longitude where it was caught, reports the Star-Telegram.
The tag itself should be mailed in, though the researchers may accept photographs, the Star-Telegram reports. Once the tag has been snipped, the fish can be released.
mdebonis11: specifically in 241cc model
Jan 15, 2021 8:57:40 GMT -5
edkath: What is the common width used for boat lift bunks for a 2019 Sailfish 245 DC?
Feb 1, 2021 16:56:31 GMT -5
fishnfool: ed you might try posting this up top for better visibility.
Feb 5, 2021 13:11:04 GMT -5
gig3: Hello, Seaman Rich, in central Florida just purchase a 1996 17'-6" CC Sailfish and looking for advise and knowledge from all.
Feb 8, 2021 16:51:48 GMT -5
fishnfool: Welcome Rich. Congrats!
Feb 9, 2021 21:08:45 GMT -5
finatic: Closing in on 700 nice, minus one we lost one.
Mar 1, 2021 12:08:52 GMT -5
rjkuenning: Hello, My name is Bob and I am purchasing a new 2021 245DC. I boat in the Cleawater Florida area.
Mar 2, 2021 16:10:46 GMT -5
fishnfool: Hi Bob, welcome and congrats. Posting up top in the forums will get more visibility. I lived in Seminole as a kid when my dad was stationed at MacDill. Good memories of pier and beach fishing.
Mar 2, 2021 17:32:44 GMT -5
finatic: One more to hit 700, who we could of thought.
Mar 6, 2021 15:33:50 GMT -5
finatic: One more to go to hit 700 members who would have thought
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