2019 DRP International Tag and Release Award Winners

If you are interested in participating in the Dolphinfish Research Program click here to request a kit. To qualify for the DRP year-end awards program a vessel needs to tag and release and submit at least 20 tag deployment reports to the DRP by 12.31.2020.

2019 DRP International Tag and Release Award Winners

We would like to thank Star Rods, Shimano, AFTCO, 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 2019.  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 assist the DRP.   With their support, each first place winner will receive a custom handcrafted conventional Star Rod with Shimano TLD reel.  The Youth Tagger will also receive a signed Guy Harvey lithograph entitled “Dolphin Oasis.”  Second place award winners will receive either a large Shimano Borona tackle bag or AFTCO fishing apparel and tackle prize pack.  Congratulations to our 2019 top taggers!

If you are interested in participating in the Dolphinfish Research Program in 2020 click here to request a kit. To qualify for the DRP year-end awards program a vessel needs to tag and release and submit at least 20 tag deployment reports to the DRP by 12.31.2020.