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Survey for National Volunteer Monitoring Directory

Monitoring program names:
American Littoral Society
Saltwater Fish Tagging Program

Affiliation, if you are part of a national, statewide, or regional network (e.g., Izaak Walton League, Texas Watch):

Contact Information
Name:Jeff Dement Street:18 Hartshorne Drive; Suite #1
City: HighlandsState: New Jersey
Zip Code:07732-Phone: 732-291-0055 X106 Web site1:
Fax: 732 872-8041Web site2:

Does your program serve as an "umbrella" organization for smaller monitoring groups? No

Number of Active volunteers (excluding school classes):1200
For programs that work with schools: Teachers Number:0 Students Number:0

Approx. annual monitoring budget: $ Year monitoring began: 1965

Sources of funding or in-kind support
Federal Government State Government Local Government
Foundations BusinessesX Memberships
Donations Grass roots fundraising (events, solicitations, etc.)Other:

Does program have a written QA (quality assurance) plan?No Is it state-approved?No
EPA-approved? No

Does program have monitoring-related publications you are willing to share with, or sell to, other groups?No

Counties in which you monitor:

Program description:
The American Littoral Society Saltwater Fish Tagging program is the nation's largest voluntary fish tagging program and operates from Maine to Florida. All our taggers are members of the Society; they pay yearly dues and purchase all of their fish tags.

Environments monitored:

Physical/chemical monitoring:
Rainfall, Water temp.

Biological monitoring:

Exotic/Invasive Species:

Additional activities:

Restoration activities:

Data Uses
EducationNon-governmental community organizations
AdvocacyNon-governmental community organizations
Research State government, Federal government, University scientists
Community organizing 
Screen for problems 
Establish baseline conditions 
Nonpoint source assessment 
BMP evaluation 
Land use decisions 
Watershed planning 
Plan restoration projects 
Shellfish bed closures 
Swimming advisories 
State 305(b) report 


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