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Sustainable Fishing

Episode Sponsors

  • International Paper Foundation
  • Southern Agriculture Research and Education Group (USDA)
  • Progress Energy
  • Renewable Resources Extension Act
  • Gainesville Regional Utilities

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Episode Details

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.

Original website content and design created by Mark Hostetler, Elizabeth Swiman, and Sarah Webb Miller. With the help of UF/IFAS Communications, the current look and functionality was streamlined for the UF/IFAS Extension Solutions for Your Life website. Al Williamson of UF/IFAS Communications uploads the steaming video for each episode. Images on this website were taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. The site is currently maintained and updated by Tom Barnash and Mark Hostetler.