MICRA manages the Fishtag Listserv as a communication tool for fishery biologists and researchers who are sampling and/or tagging fish in the Mississippi River Basin. The listserv provides a forum where fish tags of unknown ownership can be reported and the owner of the tagging event data identified for the purpose of linking release and recapture data on tagged fish swimming throughout the basin. The listserv is intended for all tag types (e.g., internal, external, or telemetry) and any fish species that has been tagged and released in the Mississippi River or its tributaries.
To report a tag of unknown ownership, send an e-mail with a brief description of the tag type (and frequency for a telemetry tag), tag number, and fish species from which the tag was recovered.
Fishery biologists and researchers are encouraged to submit a request to subscribe to the listserve.