I have had the privledge of working with the DNR this spring on a recent Cobia project. We will be tagging fish with a small transducer that will ping of stations positioned up and down the coast. The receivers are initially in place to track sturgeon in our area. The Cobia will be piggy backing on the same system.
The fish containing transducers all have a double tag on top of the fish. One tag asking to "Please release this fish". Many times these fish are gaffed and by then it is probably too late for a successful release. If you do notice the double tag before capturing the fish please try to handle these fish with care. Tracking the movements of these Cobia will help ensure the survival of this amazing fishery.