Frequently Asked
Questions

How long will it take to receive my free release gear?

You should receive your free release gear within four to six weeks of completing the review of best practices and receiving a confirmation email. If you did not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at info@returnemright.org.

*Please note: A valid mailing address must be provided. If an invalid address is provided, this will cause a delay in shipment of gear. 

What do I do if my free release gear does not arrive?

If you haven’t received your release gear within six weeks of completing the review of best practices, please contact us at info@returnemright.org and we will check the status of your order and ensure the gear is on its way.

What’s included in the free release gear package?

Our free release gear package valued at $100 includes the following:

  • One pre-rigged Standard SeaQualizer™ Descending Device attached to lead weight using a three-way swivel
  • One SeaYaLater Fish Release Hook
  • One Return ‘Em Right brochure
  • One Return ‘Em Right sticker
How do I use my free release gear?

Click here to watch this quick video on how to use the SeaQualizer™ Standard Release Descending Device or follow the instructions below (refer to the back of your instructional card within your package of gear):

  1. To set the SeaQualizer’s™ release depth, align the split ring with the set pins on the cylinder walls of the device. Push or pull the split ring to the setting level of desired depth release. Once positioned at the desired setting, turn the split ring 90 degrees from the set pin. You will feel a slight catch indicating the device is locked in place.
  2. Next, pull on the triggers of the SeaQualizer™ to open the jaws. Close the jaws over the fish’s lower jaw by pressing them back together until they lock into place.
  3. Attach the SeaQualizer™ to a weight and designated “release rod” and lower the fish over the side of the boat. The weight required to sink a fish back down will vary according to the fish’s size. (3-pounds should be sufficient for fish up to 15-pounds)
  4. Lower the fish to the bottom. The angler will feel the change in tension on the line when the SeaQualizer™ releases the fish.
  5. Reel the SeaQualizer™ back to the boat and store safely until the next fish is ready to release.

Click here to watch this quick video on how to use the SeaYaLater or follow the instructions below (refer to the back of your instructional card within your package of gear):

  1. Remove the orange, rubber tip protector from your device.
  2. With swivel in the “Starting Position,” pierce the bottom lip of the fish with the sharp end of the release hook.
  3. Lower the fish and device to the surface of the water.
  4. Continue lowering the fish and device into the water. The release hook will flip orientations once it breaks the surface and the swivel will slide to final position on the opposite side of the device, near the fish’s mouth.
  5. Allow the fish and device to descend to as close to depth of capture as possible. Note: Do not stop on the way down. A short pause during the descent could result in premature release.  We recommend lowering all the way to the bottom.
  6. Once the fish and device have reached the appropriate depth, recover the device. Remember, the device should easily slide out of the fish’s lip. No jerking required. Simply reel the device back to the surface.
How do I take care of my free release gear?

After use, rinse with fresh water, let devices dry. Store the SeaQualizer™ Standard Release Descending Device at the shallowest depth setting. Replace the orange, rubber tip protector on the SeaYaLater. Store both devices in a dry place with your fishing gear, ready for the next outing.

What do I do if my free release gear breaks or doesn’t work?

SeaQualizer guarantees their products with a one-year manufacturer warranty on all manufacturer defects. All repairs should be shipped to 8555 SW 125th Terrace, Miami FL, 33156. Please note that your shipment is part of the Return ‘Em Right program and the date you received it. For inquiries visit www.SeaQualizer.com or email at Info@SeaQualizer.com.

Is there a limit to how many free release gear packages I can get?

The limit is one package per angler, and three packages per household.

Why am I not eligible for free release gear?

Free gear is available only to Gulf of Mexico reef fish anglers who are 18 years and older. Project funds are intended to help restore fisheries impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The educational component of the program is available to everyone.

What happens if a shark or predator eats my fish while being descended and I lose my release gear?

Anecdotal evidence suggests this is extremely uncommon; however, if you fear losing your gear, we recommend rigging your release gear to a steel/wire leader or cable.

Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns?

You can contact Return ‘Em Right at info@returnemright.org and we will reply within 1-2 business days.

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