August 15, 2012

Hatchery-Raised Fish Start a New, Wild Life

These cobia and spadefish hatched to help scientists refine the larvae production process and determine nutrition needs. As tagged fish, they will have one last opportunity to contribute to science as they live out their lives in the wild.
June 12, 2012
Ken Neill holds a tautog that was retagged after a record 2,826 days. ©VGFTP

Tagger Ken Neill Sets Record for Virginia Game Fish Tagging Program

In April of 2004, Ken Neill tagged an 11.5 inch tautog off Cape Henry. Neill didn’t think about that fish again for a long time, until it was recaptured on January 5, 2012 by Joe Stagnato, close to the location where it was tagged.
November 10, 2011

120 Scouts, Others Join the Charter Boat Association for a Day of Fishing

Hurricane Irene could delay, but not cancel, the fourth annual Virginia Charter Boat Association's Youth Fishing Adventure in Hampton. Despite the weather delay, more than 120 Boy Scouts, GIrl Scouts, and members of the local Boys and Girls Club, as well as many volunteers, and even Congressman Wittman attended.