Return ‘Em Right Best Release Practices Manual for Recreational Anglers Now Available

Gainesville, Fla. (December 14, 2023) – The Return ‘Em Right Best Release Practices Manual, developed in collaboration with private anglers, captains, scientists and fisheries managers, will help anglers improve the survival of reef fish that are caught and released. Each year, millions of reef fish are caught and released, and many die from the impacts...

Fact or Fiction: Dispelling Myths About Barotrauma, Venting & Descending

        Originally featured in Texas Saltwater Fishing Magazine September 2023 issue by Nick Haddad Return ‘Em Right Sustainable Fisheries Communications Manager New regulations for venting and descending reef fish have sparked conversation and controversy across the Gulf of Mexico. From Facebook fishing groups to online forums and on-the-water fodder, everyone seems to be...

Return ‘Em Right to Tackle Barotrauma in Reef Fish

Originally featured on The International Game Fish Association website on 11/25/22 by Nick Haddad Return ‘Em Right Sustainable Fisheries Communications Manager IGFA All-Tackle Length Records The IGFA established the All-Tackle Length World Record program in 2010 as a conservation-based category that mandates fish be released. With a recent split of the All-Tackle Length records into...

Releasing Reef Fish 101

Originally featured in New Artificial Reefs 2022 Florida Sportsman Magazine July 2022 by Nick Haddad Return ‘Em Right Sustainable Fisheries Communications Manager   Techniques for reducing release mortality and promoting healthy fisheries. We all dream about going out there and catching a big grouper or snapper and bringing it home to cook for the family....

Return ‘Em Right Targets Survival of Released Fish

July 7, 2022 By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources With the Gulf Coast in the peak of fishing season for the abundant reef fish in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone, the Return ’Em Right program is designed to educate anglers on how to ensure any fish caught and released have the...

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