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Cooperative Tagging Center

Since 1954 the Cooperative Tagging Center has provided free conventional tags to anglers to deploy on Billfish and Tuna species. The data from this program has been used in the international stock assessments of these Highly Migratory Species.

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Geographic Scope: Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and adjacent waters

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Observation, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 01/01/1954

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine

Intended Outcomes: To provide a long-term dataset of HMS species movement and distributions for use in stock assessments.