• The Northeast Regional
Cod Tagging Lottery is open to the general public*.
Anyone who reports a tagged cod and provides us with the Essential
Tag Recapture Information will be entered into the lottery
(for a total of 24 months of lottery drawings from September
• The Essential Tag Recapture Information
(ETRI) includes the following four criteria: tag
number, date, location, and fish length.
• There will be one entry for each
tag returned with all ETRI (i.e. an individual who
supplies the ETRI for two tags in a given month, will be entered
into the lottery twice that month).
• The lottery will take place monthly.
Each drawing will result in awards being given in five "categories."
These categories reflect the recapture location for the tag,
and are as follows:
||Northern Gulf of Maine
||Cape Cod area,
||NH/Mass inshore (e.g. Gloucester, Stellwagen,
||Processors and markets.
• The award amount will be $200 per
category per month.
• The lottery is executed by the Gulf of
Maine Research Institute (GMRI). GMRI will sort the eligible
entrants by recapture category (1-5) and draw one winner for
each category. Winners will be contacted by telephone, email
• Each lottery drawing will include names
from the previous month (i.e. a drawing for November 2003
would include all tag reporters from October, 2003).
• Each month’s winners
will be posted on the Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program’s
• A list of winners is
available from the Northeast Regional Cod Tagging Program,
at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. To obtain this list,
please call us using our toll-free number, 1-866-447-2111.