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Well today Phil and I went to visit the Professors from www.stripertracker.org. I took a bunch of questions you asked and we added some of our own to help get a grip on what this project is all about.

First off, its about research of alot more than stripers. They tag blues, white perch,weakfish, flounder & stripers. This too is just the tip of what is going on out there. Ever visit the Cool Room on the barn? Guess were it is transmitted from, these guys at Rutgers where we visited today.

I will run down the questions we had and the answer next to them.

How many fish get tagged? They have 210 transmitters for the fish I listed and they are divided between them all for tracking.

How long do the batteries in the fish last? They are set to go off in 2 years so the tag number can be used again in stripers and 30days to 1 year in the other fish.

How do you know what fish is who? Each tag has a specific number or frequency, this is also why they are set for 2 years. To recycle the numbers

What happens to the tags after caught? This in itself will answer a few questions. First the tags are surgically implanted with antibotics and sterilized equipment is used to do so. The fish are also sedated to prevent problems. The tags are not exposed but a tag is put on the exterior to alert the fisherman there is an electronic devise inside the fish. They can and have been returned they also recieve calls to tell them the fish was caught and released from the information on the tag.

Fish can be tracked from other sites. IE: Maine has a site up and running and our fish can visit their sites and be tracked up there.

How long is the project forecasted to last? It is unknown but hopefully the increased interest will keep funding coming in.

As of now there are no corporations involved in the project.

How many if any fish have died from tagging? None they actually tracked a fish bucking tides two days after the surgery. So they feel there are no ill effects from the surgery.

Can we pick smaller fish to tag? The fish must be on the larger side due to the size of the transmitters placed inside them.

How many people are involved in the project? Well from what we saw today there are quite a few. They have a larger sized research vessel and a few smaller ones plus a ton of electronical transmitting devises that watch the sea, back waters and the bay.

How did the project come about? It was and is funded by grants for research and teaching.

Who and or would they work with other Univ. to do this project in the Delaware bay area? Yes and they have ties with the Univ. of Delaware.


Please post any questions or concerns you have. I personally think this is worth my time to pursue further to get the project in South Jersey in the future which will not happen unless the present project works. Which it looks like it is very well. The professors are fisherman just like us and are driven to help educate all on the life of fish. They do and showed us alot of research on fish they are doing already. You guys should be jealous we went and you didn't see this setup. I will be posting pictures of the tags, proceedure they use to tag the fish along with any other info he sends to me. :cool:

[ 02-24-2004, 11:32 AM: Message edited by: THECHUMSTAIN ]
 

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Very Well Done John,
I might add another note,

Like John said these guys are fisherman, but this program did not fall on anyones lap. Dr. Tom form Rutgers was instrumental in getting the funding and grant money for this project.
There were many other universities/ orginizations that were bidding for the grant and Dr. Tom and his associates were chosen.
This in itself was a big undertaking, but these guys really know what they are doing and talking about.

Well there were some skeptics, "this won't work",& " the bass will just leave and won't come back" etc... Well it is working and far better than expected.

I have noticed that when John first posted about striper tracking, we had about 89 responses and growing and then it stopped, JUST STOPPED???????

ALL the pond fisherman out there, alll of the rips guys, all of the tag and release guys out there, Get off your bums and show your support for our bass and send in your $20.00.

We need everyones support, It would be nice to see the initial enthusiasm continue and not just fade away.

Thanks to everyone sending money in and everyone who plans to. This is a really exiciting project and I think any Fisherman should be involved.
 

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John and Phil,
Thanks for the informative post. I suspected that this project targeted other species and with more funding and our support as well as some businesses getting involved this project could do more to educate us as to what happens when fish just disappear. Keep up the good work guys I?m proud to be a part of your efforts and I?m proud of Rutgers
 

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Ok I fixed my spelling again. :D

While we were touring the place which is an old coast guard station. Tom was telling us about flounder he had tracked and 6 were sitting together outside the site and he was watching a few boats flounder fishing. When the boats left there were still 6 flounder being tracked. They escaped the fisherman. :eek:

He also showed us some of the patterns some of the stripers make while being tracked and they all seem to have their own little routes of travel.
 

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PLEASE PUT YOUR BARN NAME SOMEWHERE ON THE CHECK OR ENVELOPE. IF YOU SEND MORE THAN 20.00 YOUR MONEY WILL BE APPLIED TO THE NEXT STRIPER OR THE BEACON MONEY.

Checks can be made to;
Philip Gieseler
403 Hamilton Ave
Linwood NJ, 08221
 

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Just put it in the envolope
Andy maybe if they tag a Short we can name it Andy :D
 

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John/Phil

I want to Thank You Guys for trying to make a difference. With out Guys like you and I forgot Archie for The Reef Fund, We would let a lot of things slip away. Keep up the great work and if there's anything else that I can do give me a call! Thanks Again! Now since you guys read this post and you fish for Strippers how about helping Phil, John and the kids out by sending $20.00 dollars in for the Bass Fund, If times are tough for you send what ever you can. And if you can't do anything this time take a kid fishing that will also help! All of this will go a long way! Thanks for Your Help!

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Herb thanks for the good words.

It great to see the Barn members fork over their hard earned $$$ to support fishing. I have benefited from the reefs, given back and will continue to support it. I would like to see the same enery go into the Striped Bass after all this is THE BASS BARN isn't it. ;)

We see all these striper posts and alot of guys be it beach, sod, bridge or boat benefit from them and preach how great the striper is why not give back to research to learn more on how to protect them.


This is not a program to get information on how to harvest them it is how we can protect them and the enviroment they live. Lets go you big time BASS fisherman its time to put up a few $$$$
 

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Pretty slick there captainbadfinger.

"Just put it in the envelope"

Now comes the difficult part. Put the envelope in the mail slot. :D :D :D
 

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I GUESS I BETTER MAIL MINE OR I WILL DRAW YOUR WRATH.LOOK AT THE LIST PHIL HAS UP,DOESN'T D KNOW HOW TO SPELL HER LAST NAME?
 

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Hey biggest,
I must have Johns spelling dislexia???

I can't believe I did that

I looked again at her envelope and her name is scribbled, but I NOW see the "R" in her name,

Sorry Jetski girl, MY MISTAKE and I apologize
 
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