Helpful
Resources

There are many organizations promoting best release practices.
Check out some of these resources available on how to help reef fish survive.
Videos
NC State CMAST
    • Red grouper with barotrauma recompressed with SeaQualizer descender device
    Hubbard’s Marina
      • Mitigate barotrauma and help improve our fishery
    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
      • How to treat barotrauma

      • How to use a Shelton Fish Descender
      • How to use SeaQualizer
    Center for Sportfishing Science and Conservation
      • How to use a SeaQualizer

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      • Recompression Devices: Helping Anglers Fish Smarter
    South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
      • Down Scope: Saving Snapper and Grouper from Barotrauma
      • How to Rig Your Own Descending Device
Websites
Takemefishing.org
FishSmart Conservation Project
GOMFMC
Fishing for Our Future in the Eastern Gulf – Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
FishSmart
FishSmart
Fish Handling and Gear
Fish Handling and Gear – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Sea Grant
Catch & Release Fishing – Florida Sea Grant
ReseaSense
Best Release Practices – ReleaSense
Magazine Articles
Sport Fishing Magazine
How to Release Bottomfish Right – Sport Fishing Magazine
In The Bite
Descending Devices Required for All Boats Fishing for Snapper and Grouper in South Atlantic Federal Waters – In the Bite
Fish Alaska
Using Rockfish Descenders – Fish Alaska
Coastal Angler
Barotrauma: The Right Tools Mean Everything – Coastal Angler
Texas Saltwater Fishing
A Better Way to Treat Barotrauma – Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine
Wired
The SeaQualizer Gives Doomed Fish a Fighting Chance – Wired
Carolina Sportsman
Snapper-grouper Anglers Must Use Descending Devices Beginning July 15 – Carolina Sportsman
Brochures
FWC Catch & Release Brochure
Catch & Release Ways You Can Help Saltwater Fish Survive Brochure – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Barotrauma & Successful Release of Fish Caught in Deep Water Brochure
Barotrauma & Successful Release of Fish Caught in Deep Water Brochure – Florida Sea Grant
Catch and Release of Reef Fish - Texas Sea Grant
Catch and Release of Reef Fish – Texas Sea Grant
Bring that Rockfish Down - California Sea Grant
Bring that Rockfish Down – California Sea Grant
What is barotrauma? - Louisiana Fisheries Forward Fast Facts
What is barotrauma? – Louisiana Fisheries Forward Fast Facts
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