What If You Threw Back 100% Of The Fish You Caught For A Year?
What if you released every fish you caught for an entire year and didn’t harvest any?
What would be the impact on the sustainability of fisheries?
We as recreational anglers have an impact on the fish populations and can make a difference!
The truth of the matter is, fish populations fluctuate and state regulations may not reflect the direct status of current fisheries and they may contradict each other by the species as you go from state to state.
Let us know your opinions and thoughts on this important topic!
You can watch the video version of this podcast below (which I highly recommend), listen to the audio version by clicking the play button underneath it, or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.
Check it all out below!!!
What If You Threw Back 100% Of The Fish You Caught For A Year? [VIDEO]
What If You Threw Back 100% Of The Fish You Caught For A Year? [PODCAST]
- THE BEST CATCH AND RELEASE TECHNIQUES (BACKED BY SCIENCE)
- “FISHING, GONE?” HOW TO PROTECT OUR FISHERIES FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
We covered a lot in this episode, so here is a timestamped version:
- 0:55 – Explanation for podcast title
- 5:20 – Effects of maxing out your limits
- 6:05 – State limits
- 7:01 – Redfish populations in Northeast FL/Southeast GA
- 8:30 – Simms Striped Bass Video
- 10:38 – FWC Breeding Facilities
- 11:13 – Difficulties in collecting data
- 14:29 – 2009-10 Florida freeze effect on snook populations
- 16:59 – Leaving your kids and grandkids a legacy
- 17:32 – Migratory fish and varied rules by state
- 20:03 – Fishing guides and leaders’ roles
- 21:26 – Louisiana harvesting practices
- 23:56 – Mindshift and forward-thinking
- 26:41 – A guide’s perspective
- 28:24 – What do you think is the bigger brag: a dock shot of 20 fish on pegs or seeing one well-captured picture of a trophy fish that was released?
- 35:58 – The experiences of keeping fish
- 37:26 – What if everyone limited out every time
- 38:32 – Making yourself aware of the issues
- 40:49 – Effect of social media
- 41:42 – Harvesting fish
- 43:26 – Guides practicing catch & release
- 45:29 – Please leave a comment or a question and let us know what YOU think
Fishing is a lifelong pastime that can be shared from generation to generation with friends and family.
The most important ritual is sustainability and making sure there are fish for the generations after us to catch.
Be cognizant of the rules and regulations in your state and make sure our fisheries are plentiful in the years to come!
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