Striped Bass Tagging Study

Photo of a striped bass with a tag

Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regularly tag fish in experiments to record fish behaviour, movements, growth and fishing catch rates. The recovery of tagged fish and the success of such tagging campaign rely on the collaboration of recreational anglers and the fishing industry.

If you catch a tagged striped bass please take the following steps:

  • Remove the tag from the fish,
  • Take note of when and where you caught the fish,
  • Record total length (if possible),
  • Send the tag and the information in the two bullets above to the address printed on the tag. We are only interested in recovering the tag and associated information.

Address for the return of tags and information:

Striped Bass tagging study
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Science Branch
343 Université Avenue,
P.O. Box 5030
Moncton, NB E1C

or

You can also send the information and a photo of the tag by email to Fishtag@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
Be sure to include your name, address and phone number/email for contact purposes.