This message was sent to us from Alan Scott Alford of Project Tarpon:
I help spearhead the satellite tagging of tarpon in Texas and work with BTT and the University of Miami on the efforts in Texas and elsewhere (Nicaragua etc.). I talked with Joe M. a couple years back about possibly placing satellite tags in fish during the PTTS. He seemed somewhat receptive to possibly doing it. In early May of 2012, I sent the PTTS and Joe M. a letter…. asking for their consent to allow us to satellite tarpon caught and weighed in the tournament. It received no response. It would seem that satellite tagging of tarpon would be good publicity and make for great TV. It would have cost the PTTS nothing. Also, wouldn’t this have answered the question, once and for all? Why didn’t they agree? I am making this letter public, because I think it is important to the discussion that the PTTS never responded.
Please feel free to share our letter and the link below. Some may find it interesting.