Resources and 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″x9″, co-produced by Florida Sea Grant and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Dec 2013.
View Online [420B pdf]

Fish Rules App for mobile devices
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Venting: A Guide to Releasing Reef Fish with Ruptured Swimbladders
Four-panel, front-and-back brochure, measuring 14″x8.5″, produced by Florida Sea Grant. January 2005.

Barotrauma and Successful Release of Fish Caught in Deep Water
Barotrauma Brochure [720KB pdf]

What are Fish Descending Devices?
Front-back factsheet produced by Florida Sea Grant. April 2013.
Fish Descending Device 1
Fish Descending Device 1

Circle Hooks
Front-back sheet measuring 8.5″x11″, produced by Florida Sea Grant. June 2008.
View Online [296KB pdf]
Los Anzuelos Circulares: View Online [36KB pdf]


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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)


Please credit the providing agency or organization.

Watch: 5 barotrauma videos

Watch: Catch & Release

Watch: Circle Hooks

Watch: Dehooking

Watch: Venting Deep-water Fish