Anglers can get hats for help with rockfish migration data
May 3, 2017
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Say you're out on the bay this week fishing for striped bass.
Say you get lucky and catch something you can keep. You look on the left side of the rockfish's belly and see a colorful tag that stands out against the fish's silvery scales.
You can ignore it, or you can be part of a coast-wide project that provides data on the migratory habits of rockfish, which helps maintain a sustainable fishery, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You will also get a hat with a picture of a striped bass on it, and a certificate with information about the tagged fish you...