The Division of Marine Fisheries is conducting a long-term study of the movements and migration of NC estuarine striped bass, Morone saxatilis, through mark — recapture methods. Program objectives include determining the movements and migration of striped bass as well as estimating fishing and natural mortality of striped bass using mark — recapture methods. Adult striped bass are tagged throughout the year in numerous NC coastal waters. Juvenile striped bass 5 — 8 inches that are stocked in various nursery habitats throughout NC are also tagged prior to release. The tag is a yellow or pink, internal anchor streamer tag, and is located on the left side of the fish just behind the pectoral fin. The tag carries a legend stating a reward is offered for the return of the tag or tag number, and includes the DMF address in Morehead City.
Striped Bass Tag Recovery Program
Guide to Tagged Fishes and Blue Crab of the Hudson River - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation
The Striped Bass Tag Recovery Program was set up in under an agreement among regulators, environmentalists and Hudson River electrical utility companies. As part of this agreement, the utilities conduct biological monitoring of Hudson River fish stocks, including striped bass. The role of the Hudson River Foundation is to coordinate the recovery of the tags, and to record and analyze the data they provide. In accordance with this settlement, each winter striped bass are tagged in the Hudson River off Manhattan. Anglers who catch these tagged fish cut off the tags and send them to HRF.
Guide to Tagged Fishes and Blue Crab of the Hudson River