TBF’s most recent satellite tagging expedition kicked off with a fantastic crowd all interested in learning more about blue marlin in the Gulf of Mexico and how to help with tag deployment. Tag program sponsors Costa and Yeti actively participated and had a videographer capture all the action. The New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club provided the perfect location and libations at its new Club House within the confines of the Cypress Cove Marina and Lodge’s property. An over-the-top seafood extravaganza was sponsored by the Louisiana Seafood Board, thanks to Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Cypress Cove Grill.
Breathe Easy hooked the first marlin, which was tagged successfully by Jeremy Higgs and Dr. Jim Franks from the University of Southern Mississippi, onboard the boat Mo’ Joe with captain Mo. During Day Two, it was Breathe Easy once more that caught the second marlin, which was tagged by Dr. John Hoolihan from the University of Miami onboard Triple C, owned by Scott Cooper, a TBF board member. It was Miss Rene on Miss Remy who caught the third marlin; it too was tagged by the University of Southern Mississippi team.
With three tags deployed by enthusiastic participants, TBF is looking to deploy another round of tags soon. Stay tuned for more updates by subscribing to our newsletter.