We would like to thank Star Rods, Shimano Reels, and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation for providing strong incentives for fishermen to tag and release small, healthy, dolphinfish for the Dolphinfish Research Program (DRP) in 2018. These premier fishing tackle companies and sponsors of the DRP have shown their commitment to the conservation of this important fishery by donating top quality equipment and art for incentive awards to encourage fishermen to participate in the DRP. With their support, each first place winner received a custom handcrafted conventional Star Rod with Shimano TLD 30 reel. The Top Charter Boat and Top Youth Tagger also received a signed Guy Harvey lithograph entitled “Dolphin Oasis.” Second place award winners received large Shimano Borona tackle bags. Congratulations to our 2018 top taggers!
Click the award categories below to see interactive maps for each winner.
If you are interested in participating in the Dolphinfish Research Program in 2019 click here to request a kit.