MICRA managed 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 provided a forum where fish tags of unknown ownership could 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 was 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.
Due to a lack of demonstrated need the Fishtag Listserv ceased operation in October 2018.
If you are in need of assistance with identifying the owner of recaptured tag collected within the Mississippi River Basin. Please contact MICRA using the link provided at the bottom of this page.