Started in 1984, the Oceanographic Research Institute’s Cooperative Fish Tagging Project (ORI-CFTP), is one of the longest running citizen science projects in Africa. It involves the cooperation of anglers, who voluntarily tag and release their fish, and fishermen, who report, to ORI, the majority of re-caught tagged fish. Information from the project allows scientists to learn more about the movement patterns, growth rates, mortality rates and population dynamics of our important linefish species. This valuable information is used by scientists and managers for policy and decision making. The project has also helped towards changing the ethics of anglers with regard to catch-and-release. This added bonus goes a long way to improve angler awareness about our marine linefish species, as well as contributing towards sustainable fishing.