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THE OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE'S COOPERATIVE FISH TAGGING PROJECT

BECOME A MEMBER



If you are interested in becoming a member of the ORI-CFTP, live near the coast, fish often and know your different marine linefish species then please register below.

 REGISTER NOW

REPORT A TAGGED FISH



If you have caught a fish with a tag (i.e. a recapture), please email us the details or complete a recapture form (see below). Once you have submitted the relevant information you will receive a confirmation email.

SUBMIT RECAPTURE

LEADER BOARD


TOP TAGGERS THIS YEAR

Member NameTotal Releases this Year
BRUCE MANN ISIMANGALISO SURF-ZONE FISH MONITORING AND TAGGING PROJECT 396
DWESA MPA TAGGING PROJECT 373
PONDOLAND MPA RESEARCH 295
KEVIN HUMPHREYS 192
KOBUS NIEHAUS 168
DONAVAN COLE 133
NIC DE KOCK 88
PIET OOSTHUIZEN 84
ROBERT KYLE 80
MATHEW WEEDMAN 79


WHY TAG A FISH?

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Tagging is an important technique used by fishery biologists to track the movement and growth rate of fish. This information is essential to the wise management and sustainable use of our marine linefish species.

Become a member
Join South Africa's largest marine based citizen scientist project and help contribute to learning more about our marine linefish species 

Receive your tagging kit
Kit includes tag applicator, tags, tag-release cards, prepaid return envelopes, measuring tape, pencil, instructional manual, instructional DVD, the latest newsletter and a welcome letter 

Learn to tag your fish
Read manual carefully and watch DVD to learn how to handle and tag your fish correctly

Tag your first fish
Receive your tag kit and follow the instructional material provided

Receive your first certificate after tagging 25 fish
You will receive a certificate for each tagging milestone acheived

Report recaptures
If you catch a tagged fish, report it online or send us an email with the relevant data.

Get notification of your recaptured fish
Once your fish has been recaptured we will send you an email with updated information on your fish since its inital release

Submit your tag releases online
Login into your tagging profile and submit your own tag returns online