TAG Alabama is a partnership between CCA Alabama, the University of South Alabama Department of Marine Sciences, and the Dauphin Island Sealab. TAG Alabama is the first Recreational Angler Tagging program in Alabama. TAG Alabama gives CCA Members in Alabama the opportunity to participate in user-based data and research on Speckled Trout and Redfish. All active CCA members who fish in Alabama's coastal waters are eligible to become taggers. Tagger orientation sessions take place throughout the year, and after attending the seminar, participants are ready to start tagging. Once they complete an orientation session, they will receive a free tagging kit that includes 25 Redfish Tags, 25 Speckled Trout Tags, and Tag Applicator.
If you catch a fish with one of our tags, please follow the information on the tag and report the info to the website. http://tags.usouthal.edu
All anglers who capture and report a tagged fish will receive their choice of a hat or t-shirt.
New for 2019 - TAG Alabama Top Tagging Anglers award program. We will be giving a variety of prizes to the top tagging participants who deployed the most tags. The prizes range from COSTA sunglasses, AFTCO gear, and products from our other conservation partners.
TAG Alabama has over 75 anglers deploying tags and in the first 12 months of the program tagged over 700 Red Drum and over 500 Speckled Trout. Out of those 1200 tagged fish, we have received 125 recaptured/reported fish.
If you are interested in participating in this program or have questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CCA State Office 251-478-3474.