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Whereas there is considerable information available on tag numbers used in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins, through the ACCSTR (Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research) Sea Turtle Tag Inventory, the coverage of the IOSEA region has, until now, been relatively poor.

The folllowing table has been prepared in the interest of preventing duplication of tag numbers, as well as standardising flipper tag codes used throughout the Indian Ocean – South-East Asia region.

Anyone who is currently tagging turtles in any of the 40+ IOSEA States, as part of a government or private/NGO-run programme, or who has accurate information on tag series that have been used in the past, is encouraged to provide the relevant details for inclusion in the table.

Please use the Feedback form or send a note to the IOSEA Secretariat containing as much of the information as possible, including any corrections. Partial entries are also welcome, as they may prompt others to provide the missing details.

Contributions from the following individuals/organisations are gratefully acknowledged:

Ahmad Ali (SEAFDEC/MFRDMD) 
Ferdiel Ballamu (Yayasan Penyu Papua - Indonesia)
Jérôme Bourjea (Ifremer)
Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR)
Stéphane Ciccione (Kélonia)
Renato Cruz (Pawikan Conservation Project - Philippines)
Dr. Fehmida Firdous (Sindh Wildlife Department)
Dr. Ir. Matheus H. Halim (WWF Indonesia)
M. Zahirul Islam (MarineLife Alliance - Bangladesh)
Claire Jean (Kélonia)
Thushan Kapurusinghe (Turtle Conservation Project - Sri Lanka)
Dr Colin Limpus (Queensland Dept. of Environment and Resource Management)
Christina Louro (Centro Terra Viva - Mozambique)
Asghar Mobaraki (Department of Environment - Iran)
Dr Jeanne Mortimer (Seychelles)
Maggie Muurmans (Yayasan Pulau Banyak - Indonesia)
Chris Poonian (Community Centred Conservation - C3)
Mireille Quillard (Conseil Général de Mayotte)
Omid Sedighi (Department of Environment - Iran)
Elke Talma (MCSS - Seychelles)
Xavier Vincent (Ex-GAPCM, Madagascar)
Andrew ‎Wamukota (KESCOM - Kenya)
Lindsey West (Sea Sense - Tanzania)
Dr Ngurah N. Wiadnyana (Research Center for Capture Fisheries - Indonesia)
Richard Zanre (ex-Watamu Turtle Watch, Kenya)

Recommended reading:

Background paper prepared by Dr. Jeanne Mortimer.

See also: Turtle tags and tagging in Seychelles: A brief history

Visit the Sea Turtle Tagging Resource at www.seaturtle.org/tagging/ for extensive information on different aspects of tagging.

Addresses of tag suppliers (cited in the table below)
 

Click on the country to go directly to the corrsponding tag series in the following table 
(Prefixes used in each country are listed after the country name)

Australia  CA; H; I; K; M; NS; P; QA; T; WA; X Maldives  BT
Bangladesh  BD Mozambique MO; MZ
Brunei Darussalam  BN Myanmar  MM
Cambodia  KH Pakistan  W
Comoros  CO; KM; KMA Philippines  A to J; P; PH; RP
France  EUR; GLO; JDN; MAY; RE; RUN; TRO; U; W; YT Seychelles  A; E; G; M; PPZ; QQH; SA; SCA; SEY; X
Indonesia  ID; IDP; IDS South Africa  A; AA; B; BB; C; CC; D; DD; E; EE; F; FF; G; GG; H; HH; J; JJ; K; KK; L; LL; M; MM; N; P; R; S; T; U; W; X; Y

Islamic Repubic of Iran  IR

Sri Lanka  SL

Kenya  CC; KA; KE; H; W; Y

Thailand  TH; TH(P)
Madagascar  MAL; MG United Republic of Tanzania  TA; TZ

Malaysia - Peninsular  MY

Vietnam  VN(C); VN(N); VN(S)
Malaysia - Sabah  MY(S)  
Malaysia - Sarawak  MY(SA)  


 
AUSTRALIA
Contact Person
& Agency

The following information has been provided by Dr. Colin Limpus, Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management:

Commonwealth of Australia (prefix CA)
New South Wales (prefix NS)
Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (prefix WA)
Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management (all other prefixes)

*While most Queensland tags are applied to marine turtles, numerous scattered numbers also have been applied to dugong, crocodiles, sharks, and sting-rays. Titanium tags are well suited for these applications.

Click to down load Australian Marine Turtle Tags ( 20 KB as of 16/05/2011) 

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on tags
Country / State Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
CA
001-##

Titanium

Stockbrands 
(standard size)

RETURN ANPWS
GPO BOX 636
CANBERRA AUST 2601
Australia 1990 - present
NS 001-##

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN NPWS
PO BOX 1957
HURSTVILLE NSW 2220
New South Wales 2001 - present
WA 001-99,999

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

Return Dept. CALM
PO Box 835
Karratha, WA 6714
Western Australia 1987 - present
X* 001-50,000

Monel

National Band & Tag Co. style 19 & 49)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 190 NORTH QUAY
4000, QLD. AUSTRALIA
 
Queensland 1974 - present
T* 001-99,999

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 190 NORTH QUAY
4000, QLD. AUSTRALIA
Queensland 1981 - present
I 551-1000

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 190 NORTH QUAY
4000, QLD. AUSTRALIA
Queensland 1992 - present
I 21801-22400

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 190 NORTH QUAY
4000, QLD. AUSTRALIA
Queensland 1992 - present
I 45701-46700

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 190 NORTH QUAY
4000, QLD. AUSTRALIA
Queensland 1992 - present
K* 001-99,999

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
BOX 155 BRISBANE
4002, QLD AUST.

RETURN WILDLIFE
PO BOX 15155
CITY EAST QLD 4002

Queensland 1996 - present
QA* 001-30,000

Titanium

Stockbrands
(standard size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
PO BOX 15155
CITY EAST QLD 4002

RETURN WILDLIFE
PO BOX 2454
CITY QLD 4001

Queensland 2008 - present
M 001-500

Titanium

Stockbrands
(medium size)

RETURN WILDLIFE
PO BOX 190
AUSTRALIA 4000
Queensland 1988 - present
H 1-20

Hopkins tag
 

Stainless bolt & Washers

- Queensland 1982 - present
P* 001-2,000

Plastic cattle ear tags

Yellow or Green

BOX 155
BRISBANE 4002
 
Queensland 1980 - present
BANGLADESH
Contact Person
& Agency

M. Zahirul Islam
Executive Director
MarineLife Alliance
Sayeman Road,
COX’S BAZAR 4700‎
Bangladesh 
Cell: ‎+88 01716624310‎
E-mai: marinelife_al@yahoo.com

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on tags
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
BD
0001-3000

681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

MARINELIFE ALLIANCE
COX BAZAR 4700‎
BANGLADESH
Bangladesh
Bay of Bengal
2009 onward
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Contact Person
& Agency
Mr. Hariel Haji Simpol
Fisheries Department
Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
Jalan Menteri Besar,
Berakas BB 3910 
Tel: +673 2 770066, Fax: +673 2 770065
E-mail: turtlebrunei@yahoo.com
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on tags
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
BN
0001-0300

681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

DEPT OF FISHERIES BRUNEI
Tel: +673 2 77006
Brunei 2000 to present
CAMBODIA
Contact Person
& Agency
Pich Sereywath
Department of Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
#186, Norodom Blvd,
P.O. Box 582, Phnom Penh,
Cambodia
Tel: +855 0 12 917626, Fax: +855 23 219256/215470
E-mail: sereywath_pich@yahoo.com
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
KH
0001-2000
68/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
Dep. of Fisheries Cambodia
Tel: +855 0 12 917626
Cambodia 2002
COMOROS
Contact Person
& Agency
Unknown
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
CO
0001-5201

49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co

  Village of Itsamia - Island of Moheli - Union of Comoros 1999 to 2003
KM
0001-5001

56/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co

Renvoyer Kelonia BP40 97436 Saint Leu La Réunion - Recompense Reward

Village of Itsamia - Island of Mohéli - Union of Comoros 2007 to present
KMA 001-1000 681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

  North of Moheli Island 2010
FRANCE
Contact Person
& Agency
1. Stéphane CICCIONE
Kélonia
46 rue du Général de Gaulle - 97436
Saint-Leu - La Réunion, France
Tel: +262 262 34 81 10 / Fax: +262 262 34 76 87
E-mail: stephaneciccione@kelonia.org

2. Jérôme Bourjea
Ifremer
Rue Jean Bertho - 97822 Le Port
Cedex - La Réunion, France
Tel/Fax: +262 262 42 03 40
E-mail: jerome.bourjea@ifremer.fr

3. Mireille QUILLARD
Conseil Général de Mayotte
Direction de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (DEDD/SPN/OTM)
BP 101 97600 Mayotte, France
Tel: +639 67 24 62 / +269 64 98 59 / Fax : +269 64 98 98
E-mail: mireille.quillard@cg976.fr and mireille.quillard@wanadoo.fr

Contact no. 3 is applied to tagging activities in Mayotte island.

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
RUN 0001-1000 49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co

KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Reunion & Eparses Islands 2005 to present
TRO
0001-1000
49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Tromelin 2008 to present
GLO 0001-1000 49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Glorioso 2008 to present
JDN

0001-1000

49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Juan de Nova 2008 to present
EUR

0001-1000

49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Europa 2008 to present
RE

0001-1000

49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Reunion 2010
MAY 0501-2500

62/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

DIR AGRIC ET FORET
BP 103 - 97600
MAMOUDZOU MAYOTTE
Mayotte island 1994 to 1999
MAY 2601-3500

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

no message Mayotte island 1999 to 2000
W 121-130

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

RENVOYER ISFPM BP 60
LE PORT- LA REUNION
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Gouéla, 
Mayotte island
2000
W 401-455

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

RENVOYER ISFPM BP 60
LE PORT- LA REUNION
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Gouéla, 
Mayotte island
2000
MAY 3501-6500

62/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

DIR AGRIC ET FORET
BP 103 - 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island 2000 to 2002
MAY 001-150

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

DIR AGRIC ET FORET
BP 103 - 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Ngouja,
Mayotte island
2002 to 2004
MAY 6501-10500

62/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

DIR AGRIC ET FORET
BP 103 - 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island 2002 to 2004
U 926-1000 49/Monel with plastic Tag on posterieur flipper RENVOYER ISFPM BP 60
LE PORT- LA REUNION
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Ngouja,
Mayotte island
June 2003
YT -1 to
-6000

56/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

DIR AGRIC ET FORET
BP 103 - 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island 2004 to 2006
YT -6001 to
-12000

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

CG976 DEDD
BP 101 - 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island 2006 to 2008
YT -0001A to -8100A

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

CONSEIL GENERAL
DEDD BP 101 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island Sep. 2008 to 2011
YT -8101A to - 10000A

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

CONSEIL GENERAL
DEDD BP 101 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island Jan. 2012 to present
YT -1B to -10000B

49/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

CONSEIL GENERAL
DEDD BP 101 97600
MAYOTTE FRANCE
Mayotte island Ordered in 2012
INDONESIA
Contact Person
& Agency

1. Agus Dermawan
Directorate of Conservation and National Marine Park
DG of Coastal and Small Island
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
Jalan Merdeka Timur No. 16
Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
Tel: 62 21 3522045, Fax: 62 21 3522560
E-mail: agusder81@hotmail.com

2. Dr. Ngurah N. Wiadnyana
Research Centre for Capture Fisheries
Agency for Marine and Fisheries ‎Research
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
JI, Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur
Jakarta 14430, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 64711940 / 6459615, Fax: +62 21 6402640
E-mail: ngurah_prpt@indo.net.id

3. DR. Ir. Matheus H. Halim
Turtle Strategy Leader
Coral Triangle Network Initiative
WWF Indonesia
Kantor Taman A9, Unit A-1
Kawasan Mega Kuningan
Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 576 1070,  Fax +62 21 5761080
E-mail: mhalim@wwf.or.id and mhalim_wwf@yahoo.com

4. University Syiah 
Head of biology department: Zumaidar
Jurusan Biologi FMIPA-Unsyiah
Darussalam, Banda Aceh
Sumatra 
Tel: +62 65 17552291
E-mail: zumaidar@yahoo.com; bsp_imhere@yahoo.com 

5. Maggie Muurmans
Yayasan Pulau Banyak
Marine turtle programme
Pulau Banyak, Aceh Singkil
Sumatra 
Tel: +31 43 6015129
E-mail: maggiemuurmans@gmail.com 

6. Ferdiel Ballamu
Executive Director
Yayasan Penyu Papua (YPP)
Jl. Danau Ayamaru #02RT3 RW8,
Rufei, Sorong, Papua Barat
Tel: +6281 3447 37637
E-mail: pstfondation@yahoo.com

7. Marjolijn Christianen
WWF Indonesia in cooperation with Radboud University Nijmegen
Tel: +31 6 43004710
E-mail: marjolijn.christianen@gmail.com  

Note: Contacts no. 4 and no. 5 are applied to IDS 0001 onward.
Contact no. 6 is applied to IDP 0001 onward.
Contact no. 7 is applied to 272201-272514
 

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number
Series
ID
0001- 2000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
PHPA INDONESIA
TEL:+62 21 5720227
Indonesia 2001 to present
ID
2200-2600

Inconel,

National Band
& Tag Co.

PRPT – BRKP JL. Pasir Putih I‎
A.T Jakarta 14430 – Indonesia, ‎Tel. 021-64711940‎
Indonesia ‎‎(Berau, ‎West Java, ‎Bangka ‎Belitung)‎ 2006-present
ID 3001-6000 Inconel,

National Band & Tag Co.

  Indonesia  
IDS
0001-1000
681/inconel

National Band  & Tag Co.
Lapor ke Unsyiah Telp.+626517552291 Ada Imbalan/reward
maggiemuurmans@gmail.com
Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia 2008-2009
IDS
1001-2000
681/inconel

National Band  & Tag Co.
Ada imbalan/reward University Unsyiah +626517552291 Yayasan Pulau Banyak Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia 2009-onwards
IDP 0001-2000 681/inconel

National Band  & Tag Co.
YPP (Sorong, Indonesia)
Tel.: 0951 327250
pstfondation@yahoo.com
West Papua, Indonesia 2009-onwards
  272201-272514 681/inconel

National Band  & Tag Co.
KKH PHKA Indonesia
FAX +622 15720227
Derawan, East-Kalimantan, Indonesia 2009-2010
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
Contact Person
& Agency

Asghar Mobaraki (Series 0001-1000)
Department of Environment
P.O. Box 5181-15875
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Tel: +98 21 750 5380, Fax: +98 21 890 7223
E-mail: amobaraki@hotmail.com

Omid Sedighi (Series 1001-2000)
Department of Environment, Marine Environment Deputation
Pardisan Ecopark, Hakim Highway, Tehran- I. R. Iran
P. O. Box: 14155-7383
Tel: +98 21 88233146, Fax:+9821 88233147
E-mail: osedighi@hotmail.com
 

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
IR
0001- 1000
Titanium

Stockbrands
Department of Environment
P.O. Box 5181-15875 Tehran, Iran
Islamic Republic of Iran From 2005 onwards
IR 1001-2000

Titanium

Stockbrands

  Islamic Republic of Iran From June/July 2011 onwards (Nakhiloo Island)
KENYA
Contact Person
& Agency
KESCOM; E-mail: kescoms@yahoo.com

Much of this information supplied by R. Zanre (ex-Watamu Turtle Watch), relating to tags applied in the Watamu area to foraging and nesting turtles (vast majority applied to juvenile foragers)
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number
Series
H

340-350

378-380

381-390

391-400

446-450

476-479

Titanium

Stockbrands
Probably: Natal Parks, Box 662, 3200 PMB, S. Africa Tags applied in KE; supplied by G. Hughes, South Africa 1999-2000
Y
407-425
Titanium

Stockbrands
Probably:Natal Parks, Box 662, 3200 PMB, S. Africa Tags applied in KE; supplied by G. Hughes, South Africa 2000
CC

0064-68

0084- 112

00193- 198

00140- 147

00188- 192

00304- 313

Probably:
Titanium

Stockbrands
Natal Parks, Box 662, 3200 PMB, S. Africa Tags applied in KE; supplied by G. Hughes, South Africa

2000-2001

2002

W
436-445
Titanium

Stockbrands
Probably: Natal Parks, Box 662, 3200 PMB, S. Africa Tags applied in KE; supplied by G. Hughes, South Africa 2001
KA

421-427

429-500

    Tags acquired from KESCOM; applied by WTW 2001-2002
KE

0301- 0400

0576- 0614

0619- 0631

0701- 0728

0729- 0850

Titanium

Stockbrands
KWS PO Box 82144, Mombasa, Kenya Tags acquired from KESCOM; applied by WTW 2001-2003
KE
0000-0999
Titanium

Stockbrands
KWS PO Box 82144, Mombasa, Kenya Tags acquired from KESCOM and distributed to various groups  2001
KE

1000- 1446

1447- 1690

Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
KWS PO Box 82144, Mombasa, Kenya Batch of 1000 tags acquired / applied by WTW 2003-2005
 
3101-3200

Inconel

National Band ‎& Tag co. ‎

KWS PO ‎Box 82144, ‎Mombasa, ‎Kenya Kenya (Tags acquired from KESCOM) 2007-present
 
3201-4200
Inconel

National Band ‎& Tag co. ‎

KWS PO ‎Box 82144, ‎Mombasa, ‎Kenya Kenya (Tags acquired from KESCOM) 2007-present
 
4201-4400
Inconel

National Band ‎& Tag co. ‎

KWS PO ‎Box 82144, ‎Mombasa, ‎Kenya Kenya (Tags acquired from KESCOM) 2007-present
 
4401-4700
Inconel

National Band ‎& Tag co. ‎

KWS PO ‎Box 82144, ‎Mombasa, ‎Kenya Kenya (Tags acquired from KESCOM) 2007-present
 
4701-5500
Inconel

National Band ‎& Tag co. ‎

KWS PO ‎Box 82144, ‎Mombasa, ‎Kenya Kenya (Tags acquired from KESCOM) 2007-present
MADAGASCAR
Contact Person
& Agency

1. Rémi Ratsimbazafy
WWF Madagascar
E-mail: RRatsimbazafy@wwf.mg

2. Georges Ramorasata and Claude Brunot
Groupement des Aquaculteurs et Pêcheurs de Crevettes de Madagascar (GAPCM)
E-mail: gapcm.sg@netclab.mg

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number
Series
MAL 0001-1000 Stockbrands N/A Madagascar 2003-2004
MAL
1001-2000
Stockbrands N/A Madagascar 2003-2006
MAL 2001-2249

Titanium

Stockbrands

WWF BP 738, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar Madagascar 
(Îles Barren)
2006-Present
MAL 2601-4000

Titanium

Stockbrands

WWF BP 738, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar Madagascar 
(Îles Barren)
2006-Present
MG 0001-1000 49/Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
KELONIA BP40 97436 STLEU REUNION FRANCE-
RECOMPENSE REWARD
Madagascar
(Iranja)
2009-Present
MALAYSIA - PENINSULAR
Contact Person
& Agency

1. Kamarruddin Ibrahim
TUMEC
23000 Dungun,
Terengganu, Malaysia
Tel: +609 8458169, Fax: +609 8458017
E-mail: kdinn@eudoramail.com

2. Ahmad Ali
MFRDMD/SEAFDEC
21080 Chendering,
Terengganu, Malaysia
Tel: +609 6163150, Fax: +609 6175136, 6174042
E-mail: aaseafdec@mfrdmd.org.my

3. Zulkifli Talib
MFRDMD/SEAFDEC
21080 Chendering,
Terengganu, Malaysia
Tel: +609 6163150, Fax: +609 6175136, 6174042
E.mail: zulkifli@mfrdmd.org.my

Tag Series
Tag Model/Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
MY
0001- 2000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
DEPT. OF FISHERIES MALAYSIA
Tel: +609 617 5135
Malaysia - Peninsular 2000 to present
MALAYSIA - SABAH
Contact Person
& Agency
Paul Basintal
P.O Box 10626,88806 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +608 821 1881, Fax:+608 822 1001
E-mail: sparkshq@tm.net.my
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number
Series
MY(S)
0001-1000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
Sabah Parks Malaysia
Tel:+608 821 1881
Sabah 2000 to present
MALAYSIA - SARAWAK
Contact Person
& Agency
James Bali
Biodiversity Conservation Department,
Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation Unit,
Sarawak Forestry Corporation
Sdn. Bhd.,Level 12, Office Tower, Lock Lee Centre
Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, 93450 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: +608 234 8001, Fax:+608 248 8654
E-mail: jamesbali@sarawakforestry.com
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
MY(SA)
0001- 1000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
NPWO FOREST DEPT.
SARAWAK, MALAYSIA
Sarawak 2000 to present
MALDIVES
Contact Person
& Agency

Mr. Abdul Azeez Abdul Hakeem, Director of Conservation
Mr. Robert Tomasetti, Marine Lab Manager / Marine Biologist

Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab
c/o Dhirhams
Vabbinfaru Island
North Male (Kaafu) Atoll, 08110
Maldives
Telephone: (+960) 664 3147, Fax: (+960) 664 3843
E-mail: robert.tomasetti@banyantree.com

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on tags
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
BT
001 - 200

Titanium

Stockbrands Co. Pty Ltd, Australia

BANYANTREEMALDIVES, MR C MALDIVES, FAX: (960) 322509
 

Maldives

2001-2009

MOZAMBIQUE
Contact Person
& Agency

Cristina M. M. Louro
Centro Terra Viva - Estudos e Advocacia Ambiental
Bairro da Coop. Rua D. Nº27
Maputo. Moçambique
Tel: +25821416131 Cell: +258823002496
Fax: +25821416134
E-mail: cristinammlouro@gmail.com

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on tags
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
MO
801 - 1550

Titanium

Stockbrands

Departamento Ciências Biológicas, UEM
POBox: 257

Mozambique (mainly in south): Greens, Leather-backs, Loggerheads). Also delivered to Quirimbas National Park (not yet tagging)

Since 2003

(>50 tags as of Feb 2005)

MZ
001 -  400

Titanium

Stockbrands

Fórum para a Natureza em Perigo
POBox: 4203
Mozambique Not yet in use (as of Feb 2005)
MZ 401-950 Titanium

Stockbrands

+258 820887853
tartarugasmz@gmail.com
Mozambique  
MYANMAR
Contact Person
& Agency
Cho Hla Aung
Department of Fisheries
Sinmin Road, Ahlone Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 01 220597, Fax: +95 01 228258
E-mail: DOF@mptmail.net.mm
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
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Prefix
Number
Series
MM
0001- 3000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
Depart. of Fisheries Myanmar
Tel: +95 01 220597
Myanmar 2001 to Present
PAKISTAN
Contact Person
& Agency
Dr. Fehmida Firdous
Sindh Wildlife Department
Government of Sindh, Moulana Din Mohammed Wafai Road,
Karachi – Pakistan
Tel: +92 21 920 4951-52, Fax: +92 21 920 4959
E-mail: fehmida.firdous1@gmail.com
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
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Prefix
Number Series
W
0001- 5000

19/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co.

Sind Wildlf
P.O.Box 3722, Karachi-Pakistan
Pakistan 1982- 1996
W
5001-15000
49/ Monel Metal

National Band & Tag Co
P.O.Box 3722 Karachi Pakistan 1996 - present
PHILIPPINES
Contact Person
& Agency
Renato D. Cruz
Pawikan Conservation Project
Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1100 Philippines
Tel: +63 2 925 8946/9246031, Fax: +63 2 925 8945/924 0109
E-mail: pawbpcp@yahoo.com or renatodalmaciocruz@yahoo.com.ph
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
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Prefix
Number Series
A to J 001-999

Stainless Steel
 

Task Force Pawikan, Phils Philippines 1982
RP 001-999 (A) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
RP 001-999 (B) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
RP 001-999 (C) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
RP 001-999 (D) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
RP 001-999 (E) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
RP 001-999 (F) Stainless Steel PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Philippines 1990
P 10001-20000

Monel

National Band & Tag Co.

PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 1997
P 20001-23000 681 Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 2001
PH 0001-8600 681 Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 2001
PH 0001-1000 (A) 681 Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 2006
PH 0001-1000 (B) 681 Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

PCP, PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 2006
PH
0001- 1000 (C) 681 Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
PCP-PAWB-DENR,
Philippines
Philippines 2006
SEYCHELLES
Contact Person
& Agency

Dr. Jeanne A. Mortimer
c/o Division of Conservation
Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
Seychelles
E-mail: mortimer@ufl.edu
Click to download Seychelles Turtle Tag Distribution List (  124 KB as of 04/01/2012)

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Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
 
1-14
Plastic/ Roto-Tag (Red)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
no message on reverse side of tag Seychelles 1980
A
0001-1000
681/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD RETURN TO DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENT
VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES
Seychelles 1990 to 1995
A
2401-2600
49/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT. ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1979
E
0001-6000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD RETURN DOE BOX 445 SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1996 to present
E
001-100
Livestock/ Aluminium

Stockbrands
REWARD RETURN TO ENVIRONMENT DIV. VICTORIA SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1994
G
701-900
49/Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT. ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1973
M
0001-1000
49 or 681/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD SEND DEPT AGRIC. PO BOX 54 VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1981 to 1987
M
1001-1100
‎4/Monel‎

National Band & Tag Co.‎
REWARD SEND DEPT AGRIC. PO BOX 54 VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1987
M
1101-2700
49 or 681/ Monel

National Band & Tag Co.
REWARD SEND DEPT AGRIC. PO BOX 54 VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1983 to 1990
PPZ
001-300
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.

NMFS Lab VIR. KEY 
Miami, FL 33149

Seychelles 1992 to 2006
QQH
301-500
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
NMFS Lab VIR. KEY
Miami, FL 33149
Seychelles 1990
SA
0001-0200
Plastic Roto-Tag/Plastic (Yellow)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1987
SA
0401-0500
Plastic Roto-Tag/Plastic (Yellow)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1987
SA
0601-0700
Plastic Roto-Tag/Plastic (Yellow)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1987
SCA
0001-7000
Aust. 'Turtle'/ Titanium

Stockbrands
REWARD RETURN DOE BOX 445 SEYCHELLES Seychelles 2007 to present
SEY
0001-9999
Aust. 'Turtle'/ Titanium

Stockbrands
REWARD RETURN DOE BOX 445 SEYCHELLES Seychelles 1996 to present
X
3401-3800
681/Monel

National Band & Tag
REWARD PREMIO REMITE SEND DEPT ZOOLOGY UFGAINESVILLE, FL USA Seychelles 1992
SOUTH AFRICA
Contact Person
& Agency

Mr Santosh Bachoo,
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, P O Box 13053, Cascades, 3202 South Africa
(information sourced from ACCSTR Sea Turtle Tag inventory)
E-mail: bachoos@kznwildlife.com

Tag Series
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Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
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Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number
Series
 
1-100
Dalton Plastic Rototag Yellow   South Africa (Natal); some Southern Mozambique  
 
1-100
Dalton Plastic Rototag Blue      
 
1-100
Dalton Plastic Rototag White      
 
1-100
Plastic Rototag Red      
 
1-100
Plastic Rototag Green      
 
1-100
Small Plastic Sheep Tag Yellow      
 
1-100
Small Plastic Sheep Tag Blue      
 
1-100
Small Plastic Sheep Tag Green      
 
1-100
Small Plastic Sheep Tag Black      
 
4000-5200
Round Yellow Shark Tag      
A
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
AA
001-600

Titanium
Stockbrands

     
B
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
BB
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
C
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
CC
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
D
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
DD
001-600

Titanium
Stockbrands

     
E
001-500

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
EE
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
F
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
FF
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
G
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
GG
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
H
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
HH
001-700
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
J
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
JJ
001-700
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
K
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
KK
001-700
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
L
001-1000

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
LL
001-700
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
M
001-500

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
MM
001-700
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
N
001-500

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
P
001-500

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
R
001- 500

49/Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
S
001-500
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
T
001-500
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
U
001-500

Monel
National Band & Tag Co.

     
W
001-500
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
X
001- 500
Titanium
Stockbrands
     
Y
001-600
Titanium
Stockbrands
     

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SRI LANKA
Contact Person
& Agency

Thushan Kapurusinghe
Project Leader and Committee Chairman
Turtle Conservation Project
389, Godagama,
Kosgoda, Sri Lanka
Tel: (+94 777) 810 509, Fax: (+94 38) 223 1919
Email: turtle@sltnet.lk

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
 
400-1000
Plastic/Roto-Tag
Plastic (blue)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
Dept of Wildlife, Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1996-1997
 
1000-1700
Plastic/Roto-Tag
Plastic (blue)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
TCP, P.O. Box 1, Tangalle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1997-1999
 
001-150
Plastic/Roto-Tag
Plastic (blue)

Dalton Supplies Ltd.
WNPS, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1999
SL
2000-3100

Turtle Tag/Titanium

Stockbrands

TCP, P.O. Box 1, Tangalle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1999 to present
THAILAND
Contact Person
& Agency

1. Mickmin Charuchinda
Eastern Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center (EMCOR)
237 Moo 6, Tumbon Kram, Klaeng District,
Rayong Province 21190 Thailand
Tel: +66 38 657 466, Fax:+66 38 657 466
E-mail: mannai@loxinfo.co.th (Responsible for Gulf of Thailand)

2. Phuket Marine Biological Center
P.O. Box 60,
Phuket 83000 Thailand
E-mail: pmbc@phuketinternet.co.th‎ (Responsible for Andaman Sea)

Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
TH
0001-1100
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
Queen Project, Rayong, Thailand, Tel: +66 38 657 466 Thailand (Gulf of Thailand) 2001
TH(P)
0001-1000
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
PMBC Phuket, Thailand, Tel: +66 76 391 042 Thailand (Andaman Sea) 2001
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
Contact Person
& Agency
Lindsey West
Coordinator,
Sea Sense
P O Box 105044, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
E-mail: lindsey@seasense.org
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
TA
001-400
Turtle Tags/Titanium

Stockbrands
REWARD DEPT ZOOL, UDSM, TANZANIA Mainland Tanzania & Zanzibar 2000 to date
TZ 001-800

Turtle Tags/Titanium

Stockbrands

REWARD DEPT ZOOL, UDSM, TANZANIA Mainland Tanzania & Zanzibar 2011 onwards
VIETNAM
Contact Person
& Agency
Phan Hong Dung
Research Institute of Marine Fisheries
170 Lelai Street, Haiphong
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Tel: +84 31 767 7277/860 525, Fax: +84 31 836 812
E-mail: dung1960@yahoo.com
Tag Series
Tag Model/ Material
Manufacturer
Return Message
on Tag
Country Applied
Approx. Year(s) Applied
Prefix
Number Series
VN (N)
0001-0200
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
NORTH VIETNAM RIMP
Tel: +84 31 836 005
Fax: +84 31 836 656
Vietnam (Northern Vietnam) 2001
VN (S)
0001-0200
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
SOUTH VIETNAM-RIMP
Tel: +84 31 836 005
Fax: +84 31 836 656
Vietnam (Southern Vietnam) 2001
VN (C)
0001-0200
681/Inconel

National Band & Tag Co.
CENTRAL VIETNAM-RIMP
Tel: +84 31 836 005
Fax: +84 31 836 656
Vietnam (Central Vietnam) 2001

 

 
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