IF YOU CATCH A TAGGED FISH IN ALABAMA WATERS, HERE IS WHAT TO DO:
- Fish species, tag number, date of capture, fish length at the fork of the tail to the nearest 1/8 inch, specific catch location (GPS coordinates if possible), bottom depth, and type of capture if known..
- When releasing any fish, do NOT remove the streamer tag. Repeat captures of the same fish are possible. Simply record any of the above information about the fish that you are able to capture
- Note any unusual circumstances regarding the catch (Ex: predator interactions, etc).
- Pictures are welcome!
- Angler Tag Return
- Mailing address:
AL Marine Resources Division
P.O. Drawer 458
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
To view the most current saltwater fishing regulations for the state of Alabama, visit the Saltwater Fishing Regulations section.
Funding for this research is through a grant awarded by the National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF). To learn more about this organization visit their website.