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JOIN THE NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS TAG STUDY TEAM

Send your contribution to help fund additional satellite tags, and receive a 3R sticker to show you're a part of the team!
By STAFF
JOIN THE NORTHEAST STRIPED BASS TAG STUDY TEAM
Utilizing state of the art satellite tags, we hope to get a better understanding of the seasonal movements of Atlantic striped bass.

Join the Northeast Striped Bass Tag Study today!

Send your $10 contribution and receive a 3R sticker to show you're a part of the team. Together, Gray FishTag Research, Navionics and The Fisherman Magazine developed a satellite tagging study for striped bass with a forward-looking objective to pioneer a new level of understanding about striped bass.

In May of 2019, we tagged a pair of post-spawn stripers with state-of-the-art satellite tags as they began their spring migration from the Hudson River. These satellite tags are cutting edge, so our expectations for better understanding striped bass behavior and distribution were pretty high. Thanks to considerable funding provided by Navionics, we were able to utilize the best satellite tag technology in the field today to collect data about the behavior and long-distance movement of striped bass. Those tags have since been recaptured and now you can read about Freedom and Liberty and where they traveled in the summer of 2019.

Looking to the future, we have already received commitments from several generous organizations to purchase additional tags for the ongoing study (each tag costs roughly $5,000), and now here is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to help, too. In October we began the 3R's of Striped Bass campaign. Defined as RELEASE properly, REDUCE mortality, and REBUILD striped bass, the concept of the 3R's is something that all of us, regardless of which angling category we fall into, should be able to support. Purchase a sticker today for just $10 and not only do your part to show support for the rebuilding of the striped bass stock, but help to fund additional satellite tags as part of the ongoing efforts in the Northeast Striped Bass Study.

Through January 21, 2020, we have received $3,510 towards the deployment of more tags thanks to support from the following team members and investors.

  • Al Hart, NY
  • Al Messina, NY
  • Andrew Loughery, PA
  • Angel Venegas, NY
  • Anthony Garcia, NY
  • Anthony Kotoun, RI
  • Alec Stansell, MA
  • Ben Mueller, CT
  • Bennett Sciacca, NY
  • Bert Rosa, CT
  • Bill Dobbelaer, FL
  • Billy Friedman, NY
  • Brett Taylor, NJ
  • Brian Craggs, PA
  • Brian Dougherty-Johnson, NY
  • Bob Smelings, CT
  • Brian Gelibter, NY
  • Brian O'Mara, NJ
  • Brian Mcmanus, NJ
  • Brian Romeyk, NY
  • Bruce Bain, NY
  • Capt. Louis Van Bergen, NJ
  • Capt. Bob Bolger, NJ
  • Catherine Zucca, CT
  • Charles Bagley, RI
  • Charlie Kay, NY
  • Charles Many, NJ
  • Charles Pelkey, CT
  • Charles Beck NY
  • Chris Pitcher PA
  • Chris Savino NY
  • Christopher Kline, MA
  • Christopher Odasz, NJ
  • Chris Richter, NJ
  • Cliff Barrett NY
  • Corey Gammill, MA
  • Craig Peters, NJ
  • Dale Nicholson, CT
  • Daniel Ludwig, PA
  • David Kirk, PA
  • Dave Montgomery PA
  • Dave Showell, NJ
  • David Glassberg (Critter Catcher) NJ
  • David Junkerman, NJ
  • David Marks, NJ
  • David Moorman, NY
  • David Ruta, PA
  • David Strand, MD
  • Dean Pallotti CT
  • Deborah McFarkin CT
  • Denny Joyce, PA
  • DJ Rather, NY
  • Donald Sakonchick CT
  • Donald Ingling, NJ
  • Douglas Baillie, NJ
  • Dr Harvey Lindenbaum, NY
  • Edgar Galvan NY
  • Edward Skop, NJ
  • Emanuel Butera, PA
  • Emrah Ertamay, NY
  • Eric Oelschlefel, PA
  • Erik Baghsarian, NJ
  • Frank Garcia, NJ
  • Frank Giacolone, NJ
  • Frank Burger DE
  • Frank Gissi, NY
  • Frank Malurkiewcz NY
  • G Mistarka, NY
  • Gary Mccloskey, Jr., NJ
  • Gaspar Albanese NY
  • Gene Doebley, NJ
  • Gene Kish, NJ
  • George Dlugolouse NY
  • George Burns, NJ
  • George Leydic, PA
  • George The Pocono Outdoors Guy, PA
  • George Stevens, ME
  • Gerald Miller, NJ
  • Glenn Kranefeld NJ
  • Jack Grieder CT
  • Jack Tibbens CT
  • James Carhart, NJ
  • James Gifford, NJ
  • James Jurewicz, NJ
  • James Fitzpatrick NY
  • Jan Zwirko MA
  • Jason Colby, MA
  • Jason Makosiej NY
  • Jeff Merrill, NJ
  • Jeff Meyer, NY
  • Jeffrey Brinkman, CT
  • Jeremiah Crean, NJ
  • Joe Hage CT
  • Jerry Hylton, NY
  • Jim Macdonald, NJ
  • Joe Scafidi, NJ
  • Jim Hutchinson, Jr., NJ
  • Joe Rapacilo, NJ
  • Joe Apanowitch CT
  • Jon Rogers, MA
  • John Andrews CT
  • John Borek, MA
  • John Debona, NJ
  • John Ganter, CT
  • John Gray, NY
  • John Jellison, NY
  • John Nigrelli, NJ
  • John Pedrosa, NY
  • John Raynor, TX
  • Joseph Horstmann, PA
  • Joseph Hosler Sr, DE
  • Joseph Mikulka, NJ
  • Joseph Pirulli, NY
  • Joseph Procopio, Jr, NJ
  • Joseph Rossi, NJ
  • Joshua Shuman, PA
  • Justin Leddy, NJ
  • Justin Jackette, MD
  • Kalman Dunne, NJ
  • Keith Czarnecki CT
  • Ken Stolarz, NJ
  • Kevin Brewster, NJ
  • Kenneth Vernam, NY
  • Kristin Gorter, NJ
  • Kyle Tangen, NJ
  • Kyle LaPorte NY
  • L Raymond, NJ
  • Ladislav Andrin, NY
  • Laura Ahearn, NY
  • Louis Marrella, NJ
  • Louis Vizioli, NY
  • Manny, NJ
  • Marc Verras NY
  • Marco Magcalas, PA
  • Mark Malenovsky, NY
  • Martin Jordan, NY
  • Martin Perpepaj, NY
  • Matt Loiselle, NJ
  • Michael Blonske, NJ
  • Michael Curley, NY
  • Michael Fox, NJ
  • Michael Kotarba, MA
  • Michael Lewscuk, NJ
  • Michael Librizzi ,NY
  • Michael Rutkowksi, NJ
  • Mike Bruno, NJ
  • Mike Kivlin CT
  • Nathan Melanson, CT
  • Nicholas Tamburrino, CT
  • Patrick Visek, PA
  • Paul Bennett, NJ
  • Paul Minuto NY
  • Paul Moore, NY
  • Paul Rollinson, NJ
  • Peter Decamp, MA
  • Peter Kupper, NJ
  • Peter Schkeeper, NJ
  • Peter Friel CT
  • Peter Scharf PA
  • Pipp, NJ
  • Raymond Klama, NJ
  • Raymond Solinas, Jr., NY
  • Ricardo Enrriquez, NJ
  • Richard Benduci, NJ
  • Rich Dunn, NJ
  • Richard Doyle NJ
  • Richard Klawunn, NJ
  • Richard Mayer, NY
  • Richard Zucca, CT
  • Rob Gallo CT
  • Robert Boisvert, CT
  • Robert Brandli, NJ
  • Robert Cook NY
  • Robert Cunius, NJ
  • Robert Graham, CT
  • Robert Kyker, CT
  • Robert Lick, WY
  • Robert Shaw, NY
  • Roger Wilson, MA
  • Ron Muccie (Glitter Lures) PA
  • Ron Stewart, NJ
  • Ronald Costantini, NJ
  • Ross Dacey, MA
  • Ryan James, NJ
  • Ryan Sullivan, NJ
  • Ryan Woerner, NY
  • Salvatore Martiello NY
  • Sammy & Deb Dibner CT
  • Scott Carel CT
  • Scott Ficken NY
  • Sean Layton, NJ
  • Spencer Comtois, NJ
  • Stephen Wick, NJ
  • Stephen Durey NY
  • Stephen Palenski CT
  • Steve Burke RI
  • Steven Bryle NY
  • Steven Platt, NJ
  • Steven Fagan, NJ
  • Steven Merrill, NJ
  • Sue Novak, NY
  • Szymon Saniewski, NJ
  • Terry Edgecomb CT
  • Thomas Balistreri, NY
  • Thomas Urbon, CT
  • Thomas Rajeh NY
  • Tim Smith, NY
  • Timothy Connolly, NY
  • Timothy Holmes, PA
  • Tj Kopecky, MA
  • Toby Lapinski, CT
  • Trevor Sherwood, NJ
  • Vincent Alagna, NY
  • Vincent Vetere, NY
  • William Shillingford, NJ
  • Yasar Chaudhry, NJ