VIP tags are commonly implanted in the area around the eyes or at the base of the dorsal fin, though their ideal location varies from species to species. The 5 x 2 mm sized plastic VIP tag is conspicuously coloured, and it can be visible through transparent areas of a fish’s tissue.
If you have found a VIP tag, we would ask you to tape it firmly to the attached printable form or to a piece of paper with the required recovery information. We will then try our best to identify the fish’s origin.
Visible Implant Tag (Foto: Northwest Marine Technology)
Notable! Send an external tag by mail together with the printed accompanying form.
VIP are that small that it cannot be sent in an envelope without securing it. Therefore, please attach the marker plate with an adhesive strip to the accompanying form.