Nearshore Tags a big hit at the Fish and Dive Expo 2016

tag-it-booth-1From Clay Tam, PIFG's Hawaii Fish and Dive Expo Exhibit Coordinator

"On behalf of PIFG, I would like to thank our family of volunteers for your valuable time in making this event a great success. We could not have done it without each and every one of you.

We did well for the first time distributing tagging kits and tags. In addition to the 18 kits sold we passed out 2 volunteer shibi tag kits for small ahi.

We also distributed a gotag-it-booth-2od number of just tags to those who had tagging kits from other projects and were willing to join PIFG's Tag It. Lawai'a had a strong showing on Sat. that tapered a bit on Sunday. There was strong interest in subscriptions and people were also looking for past issues. We realize it's been some time since the discontinuation of the DAR Papio and Ulua Tagging Project so we're happy to see that there's still a lot of enthusiasm for a new tagging program!

Of course we cannot forget the visit from our friendly Expo dinosaur, Brandon!