Fisheries Regulations

Venting and descending are both appropriate barotrauma mitigation strategies to utilize when releasing reef fish that suffer from pressure related injuries. Guidelines and regulations regarding release practices have evolved through time. Check state and federal regulations for the area that you fish and know before you go!



FishRules is a great way to view fishing regulations from a mobile device:

State of Florida

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

South Atlantic Fishery Management Council