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The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Co-operative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP) is proud to have produced the 33rd edition of its annual Tagging Newsletter (results from 2019). With the help of new technology, this year we have produced our first e-magazine that is full of exciting, useful information, tagging stats and articles to help both our tagging members and members of the angling public to learn about our marine linefish and the science of fish tagging.
The Oceanographic Research Institute’s Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP) has recently released 15 new instructional tagging videos for our new tagging members, current members and members of the angling public. These videos will provide you with the background to the ORI-CFTP and what we need from anglers, as well as give you some important tips on how to be a more aware and responsible angler.
Anglers often struggle to find fishing regulations. SAAMBR has therefore made this available on their website. This simple to use document is also smartphone compatible.
Please see the 32nd edition of the Tagging News (results from 2018).
The Priority Species List for the ORI-CFTP has been updated. Please have a careful look at what species have been removed and what species have been added. Please stick to this species list. Also please note that due to the difficulty of tagging ray species, we have decided to prohibit the tagging of any rays.
This instruction manual has all the guidelines that you need in order to start tagging. You will find information about the contents of your kit, the tag types you can use, different methods for tagging different species, responsible angling techniques, and correct measurement procedures. A priority species list has also been included in the back of the manual.
In an attempt to create greater angler awareness and custodianship of South Africa’s marine fish resources, WWF South Africa and their Fish4Life initiative partnered with specialists from the South African Shark Conservancy, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, Rhodes University and the Oceanographic Research Institute to develop some important points for anglers to consider.