Report a Tagged Fish
Thank you for participating in the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Tagging Program. Our program currently tags Red Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Striped Bass, and Cobia in North Carolina’s inshore and offshore coastal waters. To report a tagged fish, please complete the form below. Your tag reward packet will arrive within 2-4 weeks. The reward packet contains a letter with information about your tagged fish, certificate, reward item, and a map of where your fish was originally tagged and where you caught it. If you reported a red tag, please call 1-800-682-2632 to claim your $100 reward.
For questions about the North Carolina Tagging Program or your tagged fish submission, please contact the Tagging Biologist, Ami Staples, at 252-948-3913 or Ami.Staples@ncdenr.gov.