With their brilliant colors, tough fight, and lean, white meat, dolphinfish are the favorite fish of many offshore anglers and are also valued by commercial fishermen. The GHF partners with the Dolphinfish Research Program (DRP) to study the movements of this open-ocean species and engage recreational anglers in conducting this valuable research.
The Dolphinfish Research Program (DRP) aims to integrate the public in an international tagging program to collect data on dolphinfish life history, movements and population dynamics. The DRP also advances the conservation of this incredibly important sport and food fish by requesting anglers to release juvenile fish, allowing them time to reproduce and replenish the stock.
Conventional Tags Deployed Through The Dolphinfish Research Program.
Satellite Tags Deployed
Due to their incredibly rapid growth rates, dolphinfish were once considered to be immune to overfishing. However, anecdotal evidence and angler observations indicate that populations of dolphinfish may be in decline. The Guy Harvey Foundation and Dolphinfish Research Program are working to provide the data necessary properly manage this valuable fish.
If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the Dolphinfish Research Program with The Guy Harvey Foundation, you can do so by contacting us at [email protected].