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Virginia Citation Sizes

VIRGINIA FRESHWATER CITATION SIZE MINIMUMS
links to VA Division Game and Inland Fisheries

VIRGINIA SALTWATER CITATION SIZE MINIMUMS
(look at page 2 of VA Saltwater fishing tournament .pdf brochure)


Maryland Citation Sizes

MARYLAND FRESHWATER CITATION SIZE MINIMUM
links to MD Division Natural Resources

MARYLAND SALTWATER CITATION SIZE MINIMUMS
links to Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen's Association, Southern MD Chapter


North Carolina Citation Sizes

NORTH CAROLINA SALTWATER CITATION SIZE MINIMUMS
links to NC Division of Marine Fisheries

 

 

What You Should Do When You Catch a Tagged Fish

1) Write down the tag number (if you release the fish); or cut off the tag. Note: if the tag is covered with algae or other growth, do not scrape the growth off the tag, since this could destroy the number on the tag. If you do not have the means to write down the tag number or if the tag number is not clear, please cut off the tag and keep it - even if you release the fish - the tag number is the fish's identification number and it is vital to have the correct number.

2) Measure the fish's length and write down the species and both its total length and fork length. Estimate the length if you do not have a measuring device.

3) Write down the date, the exact location, and how the fish was caught.

4) Record any other information about the fish that could be useful; for example, any unusual markings or wounds.

5) Contact the agency listed on the tag. The agency that tagged the fish will instruct you on what to do with the information. Many agencies offer rewards for tag information and many agencies will provide background information on the tagged fish to you.

To identify the VA Game Fish Tagging Program Tags from other tagging studies here are some things to look for:

Orange T-Bar tag under dorsal fin - TB ##### REWARD - Call 757/4915160

OR

Orange Dart tag under dorsal fin - DS ##### REWARD or SD ##### REWARD 757/491-5160 VA GAME FISH TAG, 968 S. ORIOLE DR., Va Beach VA 23451.

To report VA Game Fish Tagging Program Tags, download a recapture form and E-mail or mail, fax or call the information to:

Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament
968 S. Oriole Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 491 - 5160
vswft@mrc.virginia.gov

or REPORT THE FISH ONLINE


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