cobia tagging


Virginia MRC Permit 17-057


Where do Virginia’s cobia come from, and where do they go in the Fall?

copyright kevin weng

Electronic tags are surgically implanted - same sutures you get at the hospital for a bad cut

We use one tag for depth and temperature

and another

for location

A green plastic tag comes out of the belly

The acoustic tag is the size of a chapstic and makes a ‘chirp’ that can be heard by listening stations placed in the Bay and up and down the East Coast

The archival tag is like a short AAA battery, and it measures depth and temperature

If you retain a tagged fish, please find our tags inside the gut. Send them to VIMS and we’ll give you a reward !