Past Sponsors and Contributors
This program would not have been possible without the generosity of our many, many sponsors and contributors over the years. These conservation-minded individuals,  businesses and organizations recognize the importance of dolphinfish to the offshore blue water fishery and the need for proactive
research before dolphin stocks decline.
    We ask that you show your appreciation for these sponsors and contributors by supporting the businesses and organizations that seek to ensure the future health of dolphinfish stocks.

  • Aaron Bumgarner, Richmond, VA
  • American Fishing Tackle Company, Santa Ana CA
  • Al Fernandez, Miami FL
  • Allen Bell, Walterboro SC
  • Angie & Justin Kohl, Georgetown SC
  • Ann & Richard Cook, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • B. C. Chickadee Inc, Key Colony Beach FL
  • Bailey Smith, Great Exuma BA
  • Barry Lasher, Ft. Lauderdale FL
  • Beaufort Sportfisfing & Diving Club, Beaufort SC
  • Belle Isle Marina Wahoo Tournament, Georgetown SC
  • Ben Mitchell, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Bert Platt/In Memory of Bill Baugh, Rock Hill, SC
  • Big Rock Sports, Graham, NC
  • Bill & Jeanette Baugh, Savannah, GA
  • Bill & Lynn Masters, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Bill Baugh, Ramrod Key, FL
  • Bill M. Ball, Orlando, FL
  • Blue Ridge Environmental Services Inc, Shelby, NC
  • BlueWater Magazine, Runaway Bay QLD , AU
  • Bohicket Marina, Seabrook, SC
  • Bonnier Corporation, Winter Park, FL
  • Bootle Logging Company LLC, Yemassee, SC
  • Brad Truluck, Charleston, SC
  • Brian J. Mallette DPM LLC, Melbourne, FL
  • Bryan Osterling, , Melbourne, FL
  • Bryant Stokes, Florence, SC
  • Capt. Bill Parker,Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Capt. Bouncer Smith, Miami, FL
  • Capt. Charley DeBow, Cape May, NJ
  • Capt. Edward Kattel Jr, Islamorada, FL
  • Capt. Jimmy Price, Matthews, NC
  • Capt. Larry Harvey, Georgetown, SC
  • Capt. Rom Whitaker, Hatteras, NC
  • Carolina Inspection Service Inc, Charleston, SC
  • Carpet Baggers Floor Covering, Charleston, SC
  • CCM Advisers LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Central Florida Offshore Anglers, Orlando, FL
  • Chad Carter, Carter Landscape, Winter Park, FL
  • Charles L. Cabell, Richmond, VA
  • Charleston Angler, Charleston , SC
  • Charleston Big Game Fishing LLC, Isle of Palms, SC
  • Charleston City Marina, Charleston, SC
  • Charleston Fifty-Fifty Tournament, Charleston, SC
  • Chris Antley, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Chris Sommer Fine Art, Coral Springs, FL
  • Cindi & Leon Vetsch, Merritt Island, FL
  • Columbia Offshore Club, Lexington, SC
  • Cool Cat Fishing Team, Islamorada, FL
  • Costa Del Mar, Daytona Beach FL
  • Craig Sudbrink, Greensboro, NC
  • Dave Wamer, Taylors, SC
  • David A. Neblett, Miami, FL
  • David Avellar, Miami, FL
  • David Heil, Winter Park, FL
  • David Wamer, Taylors, SC
  • Day Maker Charters, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Derwood & Charlotte Roberts, Merritt Island, FL
  • Dixon Pearce II, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Donald Doherty, Margate , NJ
  • Donald P Laury, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Dos Amigo Fishing Team, Jacksonville, FL
  • Drain Wizard Plumbing, Cocoa, FL
  • Earl Atkinson/DilMar Oil Co. Inc., Florence, SC
  • Eric Frisch, Charleston, SC
  • Erik R. Gehringer, Summerville, SC
  • Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, Port Canaveral, FL
  • Flat Creek Fund, Jackson Hole, WY
  • Florence Blue Water Fishing Club, Florenence, SC
  • Florida Coastal Conservation Association, Orlando, FL
  • Florida Sport Fishing Association, Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Frank Gibson, Beaufort, SC
  • Franklin O. Hendley, Cheraw, SC
  • Fred Bergen, Savannah, GA
  • Fred Cory, Raleigh, NC
  • Fred Wallace, Bluffton, SC
  • Frederick W. Kinard, Charleston, SC
  • Gary York, Palm Beach, FL
  • Georgetown Landing Marina, Georgetown, SC
  • Golden Hook Fishing Club, St. Croix, VI
  • Grady-White Boats Inc., Greenville, NC
  • Greenville Salt Water Sport Fishing Club, Greenville, SC
  • Greg and Susan Griffith, Holland, MI
  • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Davie, FL
  • H & H Electrical Services LLC, Walterboro, SC
  • H. N. Ritter (Six Mile Creek LLC), Charleston, SC
  • Haddrell抯 Point Tackle & Supply, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Halifax Sport Fishing Club, Port Orange, FL
  • Hallprint Fish Tags, Victor Harbor, SA
  • Hanckel Marine LLC, Charleston, SC
  • Harold D. Rushbridge, Wellington, FL
  • Harris Huddle, Trent Woods, NC
  • Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, Columbia, SC
  • Harry L. Johnson Jr., Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Hilton Head Reef Foundation, Hilton Head, SC
  • Homewaters Clothing LLC, Columbia, SC
  • Hunter Stokes, Florence, SC
  • Ian Padgett, Ruffin, SC
  • In Memory of Lottie C. Summerall, Lexington, SC
  • ING - anonymous, ,
  • Island Hopper Charters LLC, Raleigh, NC
  • James P. Shannon, Isle of Palms, SC
  • James Rose Jr., Shelby, NC
  • Jane & Patrick J. Magrady, Ponce Inlet, FL
  • Jane Wood, St. Louis, MO
  • Jaxco Industries Inc., Walterboro, SC
  • Jeff Martini, North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Jeffrey L. Destefano, W. Palm Beach, FL
  • Jerry Wagoner Construction, Raleigh, NC
  • Jill and Charles A. Noel, Melbourne , FL
  • Joe Falcone, Orlando, FL
  • Joey Lenderman, Richmond, TX
  • John & Billie Carney, Orlando, FL
  • John Buckman, Tequesta, FL
  • John C. Bills, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • John F Durkee, Merritt Island, FL
  • John Smith Jr., Walterboro, SC
  • John Stalder, Merritt Island, FL
  • Justin Kohl, Georgetown, SC
  • Kate A. Astle, Portland , OR
  • Kathleen L. Causey, Walterboro, SC
  • Kenneth Carraway, Scranton, SC
  • Lacy and Judy Henry, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Larry & Kathleen Hufford, Palm Bay, FL
  • Larry Deal, Winter Park, FL
  • Larry Harvey, Georgetown, SC
  • Larry P. Deal, Sanford, FL
  • Lateral Line Foundation , Easton, MD
  • Leatherwood Manufacturing Inc., N. Charleston, SC
  • Leon Tomczyk Red Sun Fishing Team, Boca Raton, FL
  • Lori & John Barber, Longwood, FL
  • Lowcountry Anglers, Charleston, SC
  • Manuel Botello, San Juan, PR
  • Marine Ventures Foundation, Jackson Hole, WY
  • Mark and Louise Forsythe, Jupiter, FL
  • Mark Ingersoll, Palm Bay, FL
  • Marsha Hass, Charleston, SC
  • Martin Bowers, Jupiter, FL
  • Matt Cagle/Dynamic Recovery Solutions LLC, Greenville, SC
  • Michael D. Rendina , Jupiter, FL
  • Michael L. Smith, Florence, SC
  • Millaree Hunt Club/In Memory of Bill Baugh, Columbia, SC
  • Milliken's Reef Restaurant, Port Canaveral, FL
  • Mitchell Collette, Julian, NC
  • Mitchell Construction Co. Inc, Walterboro, SC
  • Mitchell S Scott, Allendale, SC
  • NC Coastal Conservation Association, Raleigh, NC
  • Nicholas Caplanis, Grand Island, FL
  • North Passage Yacht Club, Tequesta, FL
  • Northeast Florida Marlin Association, St. Augustine, FL
  • Offshore Outlaws, Richmond Hill, GA
  • Orlando Delgado, Miami, FL
  • Outta Range Sportfishing, Raleigh, NC
  • Pack Rat, Charleston, SC
  • Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Parker W. Bogle, Cocoa, FL
  • Peter E. West, Winterville, NC
  • Philip A. Godown, N. Palm Beach, FL
  • Phillips Shoes, Charleston, SC
  • Piedmont Offshore Sport Fishing Club, Greensboro, NC
  • Rex Thompson, Columbia, SC
  • Richard Rakovich, Seabrook Island, SC
  • Richard S. DeLizza, Weston, FL
  • Risky Business Charters, Charleston, SC
  • Rizer Chevrolet Company Inc, Walterboro, SC
  • Robert & Joanne DeLizza, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Robert Frevert, Jupiter, FL
  • Robert J. Ventura, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Robert Kerr, Davenport, FL
  • Robert Waite Getting Jiggy Fishing Team, Delray Beach, FL
  • Ron Penska, Avalon, NJ
  • Russell and Philip Brownell, Coconut Creek, FL
  • Ryals Offshore Products, Jacksonville, FL
  • Ryan Earhart, Charleston, SC
  • Ryan McMahon, N. Palm Beach, FL
  • Ryan Van Fleet/Good Karma, Tavernier Key, FL
  • SC Coastal Conservation Association, Columbia, SC
  • SC Department of Nartural Resources, Charleston, SC
  • SC Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Charleston, SC
  • Sea Striker Fishing Tackle Inc., Morehead City, NC
  • Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association Inc., Melbourne, FL
  • Shimano Fishing Tackle, Wilmington, NC
  • South Carolina Meat Fish Slam, Georgetown, SC
  • Steve Wroblewski Treasure Coast Constr., Delray Beach, FL
  • Steven Birchfield, Charlotte, NC
  • Sunrise Charters, Atlantic Beach, NC
  • Tailwalker Marine, Georgetown, SC
  • Thomas Driver, Summerville, SC
  • Tim & Michelle Heiser, Plantation, FL
  • Tim Nettles, N. Palm Beach, FL
  • Timothy C. Heiser, Plantation, FL
  • Tom Urban, Cudjoe Key, FL
  • Tommy G. Lewis II, Raleigh, NC
  • Tony Gonzalez (Tire Group International), Miami, FL
  • Tony Ray, Melbourne Beach, FL
  • Triad NC Watermans Chapter, Kernersville, NC
  • T's Me Fishing Adventures Inc, Osteen, FL
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR
  • Verniece & Don Newhauser, Ocoee FL
  • Victoria & Russ Jones, Merritt Island FL
  • West Marine Store 1256, Orlando FL
  • West Palm Beach Fishing Club, West Palm Beach, FL
  • White Wood Inc, Walterboro SC
  • William "Dusty" Walker, Hobe Sound FL
  • William J. Pomenti, Islamorada FL
  • William P. Tuten, Round O SC
  • Wood Brothers Inc, Green Pond SC
  • World Publications/Sport Fishing, Winter Park FL
Thanks to the following sponsors for supporting the
Dolphinfish Research Program in the past!

Past Sponsors . . .
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Tag Dolphin - Win Great Awards & Prizes!
     The Dolphinfish Research Program has revised its awards and incentives program to offer more recognition for anglers who tag and release fish for the program. One thing that will stay the same is every individual that reports a tag recovery will receive a program T-shirt. The person responsible for releasing the recaptured fish will receive a T-shirt, too. Program shirts are also available for purchase (click here to order a T-shirt) because wearing one identifies you as a supporter of scientific research of dolphinfish.
     Awards will be offered to the top performing boats this year in recognition of their contribution to science and to add a touch of competition for the anglers. At the end of the year, awards will be presented to boat captains and youth anglers that tag the most fish. Awards and prizes will be offered in the following ways.

2018 Year-End Award Categories (14 chances to win!):

1. Top Overall Private Boat Tagging
        a. 2nd Overall Private Boat Tagging
2. Top Overall Charter Boat Tagging
        a. 2nd Overall Charter Boat Tagging
3. Top Overall Youth Tagger (grades 6-12)
        a. 2nd Overall Youth Tagger
4. Top Boat Tagging in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (MAB) (>35 N latitude U.S. east coast)
        a. 2nd Boat Tagging in the MAB
5. Top Boat Tagging in the South Atlantic Bight (SAB) (<35 N latitude U.S. east coast)
        a. 2nd Boat Tagging in the SAB
6. Top Boat Tagging in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
        a. 2nd Boat Tagging in the GOM
7. Top Boat Tagging in the Tropics (Bahamas and Greater Caribbean Sea)
        a. 2nd Boat Tagging in the Tropics
 This year
trophies will be reintroduced to the top anglers in each category to commemorate their valuable contribution to this research program during 2018. Anglers that win the 10” bronze electroplated dolphinfish trophy, designed by Torogoz, will have the option to have the piece put on a wall mount or a desk-top mount. Each piece will be customized to the individual winning that award. We are very happy with the design because each sculpture will be representative of the program’s main logo designed by Guy Harvey. Top award recipients in each category will also receive a handcrafted Star Standup rod. To qualify to be recognized with a trophy and win a rod and reel, boats must tag a minimum of 20 dolphin that year and have tagged the most fish of any boat in that division. Runner-ups in each category will receive a Costa Del Mar prize pack and must have tagged a minimum of 10 fish in that category and be the boat with the 2nd most releases in that division. The rod and reel setup and Costa Del Mar prize packs awarded in each division are valued at $600. In addition, the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation has provided two 24” x 35” signed and individually numbered “Dolphin Oasis” lithographs valued at $200 each. The lithographs will be awarded to the Top Overall Youth Tagger and in a lottery between all participants that released more than 20 fish in 2018. Individuals reporting tag recoveries will receive a program T-shirt and a product from Costa Del Mar (Tech Shirt) or AFTCO (hat). Anglers that release and submit 10 tagging reports with the appropriate tagging details in the same calendar year as when they received the tags will receive a program T-shirt. Lastly, if you are a participant of our program we kindly ask you to show your appreciation for the year-end award sponsors and individuals who support this important research program. Anglers should support these businesses and organizations that seek to ensure the future health of dolphinfish stocks.
2015-2016 Contributors

  • Ann & Richard Cook, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Bailey Smith, George Town, EX BA
  • Barry Lasher, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Bert Platt, In Memory, Rock Hill, SC
  • Bill Pomenti & Suzanne Sigel, Islamorada, FL
  • Brad Truluck, Charleston, SC
  • Capt. Edward Kattel, Jr, Islamorada, FL
  • Capt. Ryan Van Fleet, Tavernier Key, FL
  • Chad Carter, Winter Park, FL
  • Charles L. Cabell,Richmond, VA
  • Cool Cat Fishing Team, Islamorada, FL
  • Craig Sudbrink, Greensboro, NC
  • Dave Wamer, Taylors, SC
  • David A. Neblett, Miami, FL
  • Donald P. Laury, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Franklin O. Hendley, Cheraw, SC
  • Harold D. Rushbridge, Wellington, FL
  • Harris Huddle, Trent Woods, NC
  • James Rose, Shelby, NC
  • Jerry Wagoneer Construction, Raleigh, NC
  • John C. Bills, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Mark & Louise Forsuthe, Jupiter, FL
  • Mitchell Collette, Julian, NC
  • Mitchell S Scott, Allendale, SC
  • Nicholas Caplanis, Mims, FL
  • Peter E. West, Winterville, NC
  • Richard S. DeLizza, Weston, FL
  • Robert & Joanne DeLizza, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Roger A. & Tricia Grimes , Key Largo, FL
  • Ronald E, Penska, Avalon, NJ
  • Tim and Michelle Heiser, Plantation, FL
  • Tom Driver, Summerville, SC
  • Tony Gonzalez, Miami, FL
2015 - 2016 Web Site Sponsor/Webmaster

Made possible by a grant from the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation.