Catch a tagged oio lately?

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Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:43 am

If you happen to catch an oio with a green tag in it, don't forget to call the number on the tag 265-4962 to report some important information and receive an award. Pacific Islands Fisheries Group has an ongoing project that involves tagging schools of oio along the Leeward coastline of Oahu. So far, 1,000 oio have been tagged beginning this past March and the goal is to reach 3,000 by early next year. Keep an eye out in various fishing publications and fishing forums like this one for news and updates.

If you catch an oio with a green tag, measure from tip of nose to tail fork, note the condition of the fish (any injuries, weak vs. strong, etc), check if it's a sharp or round jaw species (more on this below), record the tag number and call the phone number on the tag. All information such as specific location, angler, etc. is kept confidential.

Currently the award is a t-shirt sporting the artwork of the late Fishing Tales host, Mike Sakamoto, shown here on the poster.

To distiguish the different round or sharp jaw species of oio, turn the fish over and examine its jaw. One will be sharp and the other more rounded. Round jaw fish tend to be fatter and sharp jaws more slender. Sharp jaws also usually have a bright, almost fluorescent, yellow spot right behind the pectoral fins while these spots are usually absent on round jaws.

You can release the fish again or keep it and consume it - either way, fishermen will benefit from the information that you provide. Remember: TROPHY or LOMI!

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Southshorepoundah » Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:23 pm

WHERE CAN I GET TAGS...FOR OIO AND PAPIO..?

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:28 pm

Just to clarify, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group oio tagging project in the above poster only asks for tag recoveries. PIFG is putting tags into schools of oio.

For the other angler based tagging projects:
Email uluatagging@hawaii.gov for Papio and Ulua tagging kits

The person running the other oio tagging program is Kim Harding. You can reach her through their website: http://www.oiotaggingproject.com/
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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Southshorepoundah » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:09 pm

Brian F. wrote:Just to clarify, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group oio tagging project in the above poster only asks for tag recoveries. PIFG is putting tags into schools of oio.

For the other angler based tagging projects:
Email uluatagging@hawaii.gov for Papio and Ulua tagging kits

The person running the other oio tagging program is Kim Harding. You can reach her through their website: http://www.oiotaggingproject.com/
THANK U FOR THE INFO..

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:59 pm

On Sunday, July 22, 2012, PIFG completed tagging and releasing the 3,000 oio that they set out to do under the project PIFG Hawaii Oio Tagging Project described above. All fish were tagged off of the Leeward Coast, between Nanakuli and Keawaula (Yokohama Beach). In just the short period of 16 months since starting, 56 tagged fish have been recovered so please keep an eye out for oio with green tags. If you capture a tagged fish, don't forget to call in with fork-length measurement, date/time, general location and other important info to receive a nice project t-shirt reward. If you want to eat 'um, eat 'um or let 'um go to possibly collect more data - either way is fine!
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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Oakley » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:03 pm

Tagged my first two Oios at Hickam yesterday!

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:47 pm

Right on! PIFG supports that tagging project also!
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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Oakley » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:26 pm

I caught two more the next day but was only able to tag one. Hopefully I get more tags soon!

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by bluetaco808 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:56 pm

I don't know if this been asked before but I'm going to anyway. Wonder if they tag papioss too? Just wondering ...
ahh maybe next time!

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:29 am

No, sorry, only oio tagged in this project. You can find out more about tagging papios from the DAR Papio tagging project though.
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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by B8KASTER » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Hey Brian
Caught an oio today with the tag I called it in just waiting for someone to reply thanks for the info aloha
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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by slEEk shEEk » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:06 pm

Howsit guys,

If anyone that catches an o'io is interested in donating the head and the guts it would really be appreciated! So if you caught an o'io and kept it, I would be happy to take the head and guts from you :D . Other useful info would be things like the fork length and weight. Feel free to message me. Thanks to all who help out with the o'io tagging project through UH

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Re: Catch a tagged oio lately?

Post by Brian F. » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:39 pm

Just a reminder to call in your catch if you recover an oio with a green tag in it.
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