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The Fish Tagging collection consists of images of Laboratory field scientists engaging in fish tagging studies during the early and mid-1960s. Laboratory fish tagging efforts focused upon two distinct projects: the Cooperative Shark Tagging Program (CSTP), which operated at Sandy Hook from 1962 to 1965 under the direction of Jack Casey, and a bluefish tagging project led by David Deuel that spanned 1962 to 1967. The intent of both programs was to gain greater insight into the respective stock composition, behavior, and migratory patterns of Atlantic sharks and bluefish. Through cooperative tagging efforts with the American Littoral Society and the voluntary recapture and return of tags by commercial and recreational fishermen, an enormous quantity of data regarding these two gamefish was obtained, helping scientists to better understand their migratory behavior.

 
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