Below are catch-and-release recommendations from the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, Lower Keys Guides Association, and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. These recommendations are designed by expert guides
and scientists, and increase the chances of a healthy release. Each recommendation is based on experiences of fishing guides and peer-reviewed scientific studies.
Taking photographs of fish is important to our industry. Photographs promote fishing businesses and get anglers interested in the sport. But photographs increase air exposure and handling time, which increases catch and release mortality. The Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, Lower Keys Guides Association, and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust provide photography guidelines that ensure a great photo and a healthy release.
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