If you are an angler looking for Best Practices, tools, and techniques to improve the survival of released fish, click here to be directed to that information.
Download and print the FishSmart Best Practices Brochure! Organizations who want to co-logo this brochure for use in your outreach programs should contact us.
Best Practices are general guidelines for safe release of your fish. They are the product of workshops and information posted on State, Federal, and nonprofit websites.
Saltwater fish that are caught in deep water may be suffering from “barotrauma,” a buildup of swim bladder gases that makes it difficult or impossible for them to go back down.
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