University of Florida

Resources & Materials for Educators

We are placing all our information here should you wish to download and make a presentation on catch-and-release fishing to a local group. Please credit the providing agency or organization.

Printed Materials

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Catch & Release:
Ways You Can Help Saltwater Fish Survive!

Four-panel, front-and-back brochure, measuring 16"×9", co-produced by Florida Sea Grant and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. May 2008.

Venting: A Guide to
Releasing Reef Fish with Ruptured Swimbladders

Four-panel, front-and-back brochure, measuring 14"×8.5", produced by Florida Sea Grant. January 2005. In revision.

What are Fish Descending Devices?

Front-back factsheet produced by Florida Sea Grant. April 2013.

Circle Hooks

Front-back sheet measuring 8.5"×11", produced by Florida Sea Grant. June 2008.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Photos

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venting fish
FWC
snook release
FWC
redfish release
FSG
venting tools
FSG
assortment of dehooking tools
UF/IFAS
J hook vs circle hook
FSG
offset circle hooks
FSG
baited circle hook
FSG
dehooking a fish
Ken Chambers
grouper with organs
FSG
grouper with syringe
FSG
gentle release
John Merriwether

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PowerPoint

Watch Fish Venting: How to Use Venting to Improve Survival of Released Fish, a 12-minute PowerPoint-to-Flash tutorial covering the how and why of using venting and deep release rigs to mitigate the effects of barotrauma in reef fish.

Download Powerpoint presentation and script (9 Mb zipped file)

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Videos

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Florida Sea Grant

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