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Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant
Episode 6 - Catch and Release Fishing

Today on Marine Science Minute with Florida Sea Grant: Catch and Release Fishing. 

Fishing isn’t just about catching fish but also learning how to release them! Every angler will be faced with releasing fish at some point whether it’s by choice or due to regulations.  

Catch and release fishing is only beneficial if the fish survive release to grow, spawn, and contribute to the future of the fishery. The Florida Friendly Angler and Guide programs provide general resources to sharpen your catch and release skills and become a more ethical and conservation-minded angler. 

The Return ‘Em Right program is a great specialized resource for saltwater anglers fishing in deeper offshore waters.  

Whether you’re fishing for sunfish in your local pond or grouper 50 miles offshore, Florida Sea Grant has you covered with best practices to ensure a positive fishing experience.  

For information about this and other coastal topics, contact your county extension office or visit Florida Sea Grant at

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Mike Sipos, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Collier County fishes from the water.

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