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Help Wanted: Tropical Tuna Tagging Program

The Atlantic Ocean Tropical Tuna Tagging Program (AOTTP) was established by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in 2015 to study key aspects of bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna life history and movements in the Atlantic Ocean. Over a five year period, the AOTTP aims to partner with scientists and commercial and recreational tuna fishermen to tag at least 120,000 tropical tuna with conventional and/or electronic tags throughout the Atlantic. The data generated from these tags will be essential in improving understanding of these important species, which will enhance fisheries management and promote sustainability of the stocks.  Given the status of the stocks, data on tropical tunas are desperately needed to preserve fishing opportunities in the western North Atlantic.

As part of the AOTTP, Dr. Walt Golet from the University of Maine will be working with colleagues at the New England Aquarium, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, University of Miami, and NOAA Fisheries to deploy 5,000 conventional tags on bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna in the western North Atlantic from Canada to Venezuela, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. However, to do this, we need your help! If you are interested in participating in the AOTTP project and would like to volunteer to tag bigeye, skipjack, and yellowfin tuna, simply contact Dr. Walt Golet (walter.golet@maine.edu) and we can provide you with more information on how to become involved in this free program. Signing up is easy. Just provide your contact information and mailing address and we will send you all the necessary information, instructions, and materials to start tagging tuna. Every fish tagged will not only allow you to become involved in important scientific research, but also give you a chance to win one of 20 individual cash prizes totaling more than $39,000 US dollars that will be awarded at the end of the project.

For more information visit:
https://www.iccat.int/aottp/en/index.html

Or call Dr. Golet at 1-207-351-5413.


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Happy New Year from ROFFS™ and a Note from the New Owner

First and foremost, we at ROFFS™ would like to thank you for your support and business during the 2018 year and we are pleased to announce that it was another successful year for many of our clients and for our business. As evident from our website winners list (https://www.roffs.com/services/recreational/winners/) our clients had outstanding results during the 2018 tournament year. In addition to the tournament winners we appreciate all the feedback and photos from our clients during the year and love to hear your stories and how ROFFS™ products assisted in your successful fishing trips, so please keep them coming in 2019.   We pride ourselves on customer interaction and relationships that sets us apart from our competition.

Second of all, as most of you know, ROFFS™ was sold to long time employee Matt Upton back in April of 2018 (https://www.roffs.com/2018/05/roffs-press-release-announcing-transfer-ownership/). We are overjoyed to have kept all experienced front office staff and analysts that allowed for a smooth transition. For instance, our excellent staff with improved technology and experience were able to get out 95% of all requested fishing forecasting analysis. As we continue a new era at ROFFS™ we would like to take a moment to reflect back and thank Dr. Mitchell Roffer who founded ROFFS™ in 1986 and had a large part in building this company to what it is now. Thank you Mitch for all that you have done through the years to maintain excellence and networking. We look forward to the future as we improve our products, technology, and develop new partnerships while maintaining our current relationships.


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Reminder: ROFFS™ Florida Offshore Winter Sailfish/Wahoo (Jacksonville or Tampa Inlet and south to Key West)

Sailfish and wahoo seasons are heating up and fall/winter tournaments are getting in full swing.  The ROFFS™ offshore winter sailfish/wahoo discount analysis plan is available for the price of $778.00 for 16 analyses.  Buy 16 analyses at $48.61 per analysis.


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PLEASE NOTE that we are currently open until 5:00 PM EDT Monday through Friday and CLOSED on Saturday until May 2019.  Please order by 2:00PM EST 10/1/2018-3/31/2019, order by 3:00 PM 4/1/2019-9/30/2019.  We may also remain open later some days based on demand and workload.

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