Catch a Tagged Snook?

Brittany Scharf with The University of Florida releasing a newly tagged Snook into the Cotee River. Photo Credit: FWC
The University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 30 tagged snook in Pasco and Hernando counties. Each fish has an internal acoustic tag that communicates its unique ID onto a receiver and an external tag by its dorsal fin. If you catch one of these fish, please leave both tags in place and report the following information:

1) Tag number (located on the external tag by the dorsal fin)
2) Date caught
3) Location caught
4) The total length of fish
5) Report information to the FWC Tag Return Hotline: 1-800-367-4461

If you harvest the fish, please retrieve the acoustic tag from the body cavity and return it to our staff (1-800-367-4461). The acoustic tag can be reused in another fish. What will the acoustic tag look like? Check out the picture below.

Acoustic tags inserted internally into fish, such as Snook. Please return these tags if you decide to harvest the fish. Photo Credit: FWC

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Posted: November 18, 2022

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Snook, UFIFAS Tropical Aquaculture Lab

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