Capt. Bill Chaprales - F/V Rueby and F/V Ezyduzit
- Captained 125 ft. vessel El Toro during winter months - chartering in the Carribean
- Tagged over 300 bluefin tuna in New Englad waters with a group of 10 other harpoon fisherman
- Worked with National Marine Fisheries Service and Director Bruce Freeman
- Tagged 141 medium and large bluefin tuna in the month of June working with the NMFS in the Rudie Inlet tagging program
- Elected President of The East Coast Tuna Association
- Tagged and tracked 12 giant bluefin tuna in hydro acoustic tracking program with Dr. Rich Brill, Dr. Molly Lutcavage, Dr. Brad Chase, and Dr. Greg Skomal
- Also in hydro acoustic tracking program - tagged 85 bluefin tuna with convenional tags
- Worked with Mass. Division of Marine Fisheries in harpoon blood sample study with Dr. Chase and Dr. Skomal collecting non-stressed blood samples, muscle tisue, and body organs from bluefin tuna using electric harpoons. This study provided a baseline for other stressed tuna studies.
- Worked on a stressed tuna study with Dr. Chase and Dr. Skomal using the rod and reel fishing technique.
- Invented and patented the first non-stressed tagging pole which has been used to tag tuna, basking sharks, and great white sharks since.
- Worked on the right whale sighting and research project in the Great South Channel in Cape Cod Bay with Rosalind M. Rolland from the Mass. Div. of Marine Fisheries.
- Participated in hydro acoustical survey on right whales in Cape Cod Bay with Dr. Nathalie Jaquet.
- Tagged 35 basking sharks from Cape Cod Bay to the Great South Channel using satellite pop-up tags with Dr. Skomal.
- Tagged first ever great white shark in the Atlantic Ocean and 5 in total off of Monomoy Island with Dr. Skomal.