Sustainable Fishing

In this episode, sustainable fishing practices are explored and demonstrated. Recreational fishing pressure on our public waters is increasing and is having an impact on fish populations. Fishing is a multi-million dollar activity and proper fishing techniques will help preserve fish populations and help keep this valuable economic activity viable throughout the state. Join Dr. Hostetler as he explores several sustainable fishing issues: proper catch and release techniques; regulations for keeping fish; proper disposal of fishing line; the use of fish-friendly hooks; and even the dangers of feeding fish carcasses to birds.

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Series Sponsors: International Paper Foundation, Southern Agriculture Research and Education Group (USDA), Progress Energy, Renewable Resources Extension Act, and Gainesville Regional Utilities.

Episode Resources

Catch-and-Release Fishing resources - Solutions for Your Life

Catch-and-Release Fishing guidelines - FWC

Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Venting: A guide to releasing reef fish with ruptured swim bladders - Florida Sea Grant

A Practical Guide to Assembling and Using a Fish Resuscitation System - Florida Sea Grant

New Rules for Fishing Reef Species in Gulf of Mexico - Florida Sea Grant

Freshwater Fish Topics - FWC

Marine Fish Topics - FWC