Have you caught a tagged fish?

IMAS has a number of tagging programs underway. If you are out fishing or diving, you may spot a tag, for example on an abalone, rock lobster, shark, sand flathead, bream, trumpeter or banded morwong.

Fish may be tagged with either a plastic tag, a t-bar tag or acoustic tag.

For any tag type, please record as much of the following information as possible:

Then, please report your tag finding by calling IMAS on 0409 277 140 or email fish.tag@utas.edu.au. This will greatly assist us with our ongoing research. Thank you!

IMAS encourages fishers to report all tags.Those who report Rock Lobster tags will go into the draw for some great prizes.

Drawn five times a year, the prizes include meals, gifts vouchers and cash, and there is an annual major prize of $500 from Sunderland Marine Insurance.

IMAS thanks our long standing sponsors Sunderland Marine Insurance, Tamar Marine and Mures Tasmania, and a warm welcome and thank you to our two new sponsors Southern Tasmanian Divers and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys for their generous support of the 2016 tag reporting lottery.

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
August 29, 2016