Reward Offered for Pacific Sleeper Shark Tags

September 19, 2003 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

NOAA Fisheries is offering a $200 reward for electronic tags collected from Pacific sleeper sharks. NOAA Fisheries' Auke Bay Laboratory is tagging Pacific sleeper sharks in Lynn Canal/Chatam Straits of Southeast Alaska. The 3/4 inch diameter by 2 and 1/4 inch long electronic tags are attached externally near the dorsal fin of each shark. The electronic tags record depth and temperature. Data from the tags will provide information about Pacific sleeper shark behavior in the sea as well as the marine environmental conditions they experience.

Anyone who finds a tag should record the recovery location, retain the tag, and contact Dean Courtney, National Marine Fisheries Service, Auke Bay Laboratory, 11305 Glacier Highway, Juneau 99801; call (907) 789 6006 or 789-6060; or e-mail dean.courtney@noaa.gov, to aid scientific research and to collect a reward.

For a copy of the reward poster, please visit http://www.fakr.noaa.gov/newsreleases/Sleeper_Reward_Poster.pdf

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019