The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, CCA Louisiana and the National Wildlife Federation are teaming up to present a second, free Women’s Fish Tagging Workshop on Saturday, April 21 at Cabela’s in Gonzales.
Staff biologists will provide a host of educational opportunities including fish identification, tagging methods, best handling practices, equipment preparation, basic fishing skills as well as how to catch, clean and prepare fish. Select participants will also have the opportunity to apply their newfound skills during an overnight fishing trip in Grand Isle under the direction of LDWF biologists.
Those interested can register here for the workshop, which is limited to the first 30 registrants. Registration will end on Wednesday, May 11, and those selected will be notified via email or phone by Friday, May 13.
The Louisiana Cooperative Marine Fish Tagging Program, implemented by LDWF in conjunction with CCA Louisiana, aims to improve understanding of marine fish movements, habitat preferences and population size. The program provides interested volunteer anglers with free, saltwater fish tagging kits and focuses on several popular game fish species including redfish, speckled trout, red snapper and yellowfin tuna. Recapture reports are sent to volunteer taggers, providing details on the distance traveled and growth of the fish.