If you’ve ever hunted permit, you know the draw: they’re elusive, they spook easy and they keep you coming back for more. Imagine, though, if some of the best permit fisheries in the world – Florida, the Caribbean, the Yucatan Peninsula – were closed because the fish were gone?
Costa and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust started the tagging program Project Permit last year to try and make sure that doesn’t ever happen. By using a simple spaghetti tag kit, you can help be a part of this important research study, which will collect data and help inform decisions on the future of permit fishery policies and regulations.
Never tagged a fish before? We developed a short video to show you how it’s done. Most recently, Project Permit expanded into the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, so if you’re headed that way in the near future, make sure to request your free tag kit before you go.
Project Permit depends on recreational anglers like you to help us deploy as many fish tags as possible. The more research we can collect about these incredible fish, the more we can make informed decisions to protect the sport fishing environments we love. For more information, visit www.projectpermit.com.