2023 Morocco Tagging

We are happy to share with you the results of the Adopt-A-Billfish tagging trip to Morocco! Fishing aboard Laurent Sahyoun's El Matador with Capt. Marco Canu the anglers, Kim Hermanowski, Bill Pino, Fernando Aleixo Duarte and Joan Vernon put PSAT tags into 13 white marlin. Each fish was tagged with a PSAT tag, a Billfish Foundation tag and a DNA sample was taken. The tags are set to pop up in 210 days. A big thank you to Eric Orbesen and Derke Snodgrass, fishery biologists with NOAA, Miami, for doing a great job of tagging our fish. Thanks go out to Squidnation (Bill Pino) for creating the magic dredges and teasers used to raise the marlin!

The water off of Mohammedia is well known for many world record white marlin on conventional and fly tackle. It will be interesting to see where these animals go once past Morocco. On behalf of the Presidential Challenge Charitable Foundation we thank all involved in this ambitious PSAT tagging project. Photos of the trip are posted below: