The Marine Institute is currently conducting a cod tagging project and is looking for anglers to help where they can…

A yellow tagged cod

Why tag fish?

Tagging programmes can provide us with information about population structures of fish, their movement and mortality.

The Marine Institute’s Cod Tagging Project began in January 2016 and will continue into 2019.

If you catch a tagged fish…

The Marine Institute would like to collect the whole fish from you


  • time and date of capture,
  • position of capture (Lat & Long)
  • total length (cm) of fish
  • tag number and colour.

Store the tagged fish UNGUTTED on ice/frozen until the Marine Institute can arrange collection.

For information and Reward

Emma White, West Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Phone: +353 91 387200
Mobile: +353 87 920 1448
E-mail: [email protected]

Tagging project poster
Return a tagged fish and get a reward!