|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||Migration path/habitat of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna|
|Appropriate for kids||no|
All gear necessary for catching, measuring and releasing juvenile bluefin with conventional “spaghetti”-ID tags. Contact the project organizers for more information on gear.
Tag A Tiny
|Study annual migration paths of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna.|
|Catch, measure, and release juvenile bluefin with ID tags.|
Help the Large Pelagics Research Center improve scientific understanding of large pelagic species by catching, measuring and releasing juvenile bluefin with conventional “spaghetti”-ID tags.
The LPRC initiated its Tag A Tiny program in 2006 to study the annual migration paths and habitat use of juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna.
As of 2012, 1258 recreational fishermen have helped LPRC to tag 1,645 bluefin, mostly juveniles from 1-4 years old, and some “medium” size fish, nearing 70 inches. All of the records are entered into the Billfish Foundation, NMFS, and ICCAT databases.