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 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.
This and other videos are available for purchase on DVD. You will also find useful information in the following resources:
Catch-and-Release Fishing Resources | Solutions for Your Life
Venting: a guide to releasing reef fish with ruptured swim bladders | Florida Sea Grant
New Rules for Fishing Reef Species in Gulf of Mexico | Florida Sea Grant
Freshwater Fish Topics | FWC
Marine Fish Topics | FWC
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