Need for Albacore Taggers!!!!!!

American Fishermen’s Research Foundation in
cooperation with NOAA will have from 66-86 archival tags to deploy
this season. (August-September)

NOAA said vessel crew or operators can be trained as
it will make the logistics of getting them out much easier.

Please let us know at if you have what it takes to do minor surgical procedures. ie; steady hand, quickness, and patience in handling the fish and performing the procedure probably videotaped, or on live stream with SWFSC – NOAA

But may be as high as $400 for each successful implant. We need about 6 volunteers. Operator, Owner, Crew

Live bait methods are the best and some simple modifications may be required.


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