Dolphinfish Research Program
Anyone with a passion for dolphin fishing should follow the Dolphinfish Research Program. Originally started in 2002 by Don Hammond with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and now under the leadership of Wessley Merten, Ph.D., the organization has blossomed into a major study on the species' migratory habits and growth rates, via tagging. Since its inception, more than 5,000 anglers have tagged over 25,000 dolphin, which, in turn, has generated more than 625 movements. In addition, 34 satellite tags have been deployed. The goal for 2019 is to tag 3,000 small, healthy dolphin throughout the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Straits, mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Tagging kits are free. For more information and tagging kits: beyondourshores.org; dolphintagging.com; 787-436-8300; email@example.com.