The 5 x 2 mm sized plastic VIP tag is conspicuously colored and is visible through transparent areas of a fish’s tissue. VIP tags are commonly implanted in the area around the eyes or at the base of the dorsal fin, though their ideal location varies by species.
Visible Implant Tag (Foto: Northwest Marine Technology)
If you have found a VIP tag, we request that you tape it firmly to the attached printable form or to a memo with following information. We will do our best to identify the fish’s origin.