Fish Tagging Program for bonefish, permit and tarpon has initiated as part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve Research/Monitoring program. The first field tagging expedition was conducted last week with 164 bonefish and 4 permits being tagged. This program seeks to engage fishermen using beach traps on leeward Ambergris caye and guarantees that bonefish and permit caught in those traps are tagged and release back to sea. If you encounter any or our tagged fish please report size and location the the Hol Chan office.
We have been in communication with Dr. Aaron for the Bonefish and tarpon trust. We will be tagging bonefish, permit and tarpon that get caught on beach traps used by commercial fishermen on the leeward side of Ambergris Caye. Dr. Aaron and the BTT will be working on the flats.