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Reward for Bluefin Tuna Tags

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A T-shirt and:

  • Orange spaghetti tag: $50
  • Green spaghetti tag: $200
  • Electronic tag: $500

All tag returns entered into lottery

  • 1st draw: $1000
  • 2nd & 3rd draws: $500


  • Yellow spaghetti tag: 50€/T-shirt
  • Electronic tag: 1000€

All tag returns entered into lottery

  • 1st draw 1000€
  • 2nd & 3rd draws 500€

Please cut off tags and record:

  1. Tag ID number
  2. Recovery date
  3. Recovery location (lat. & long.)
  4. Curved fork length (over the body length)
  5. Round weight (when possible)

To claim your reward, return tag and catch data to:

Large Pelagics Research Center, 978-283-0368,

For electronic tags call 603-767-2129


NMFS/NOAA, 800-437-3936,

For address and more information visit

* Rewards apply only to tags deployed under the 2011-2013 US and ICCAT GBYP programs. U.S. tag ID numbers begin with “BT”. Some fish will have 2 tags, one on each side of the second dorsal fin. Please check both sides of the fish for tags. Other research groups have concurrent tagging programs with their own reward systems.


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