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How to treat barotrauma


This video by the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute highlights the tools available to treat barotrauma, a condition that occurs when fish are brought up from deep waters. Knowing how to and using venting tools and descending devices can help fish survive after being released.

Shark Catch and Release Home

Learn about shark biology, ecology, conservation and best handling practices.

Shark on the Line!

What happens to a shark when it is hooked, fought, and released?

Best Release Practices

Information on best conditions for releasing sharks to promote their survival.

Florida's Shark Fishery

Florida's diverse shark population means conservation-minded fishing is key.

Species Focus

See profiles of shark species commonly encountered by catch-and-release anglers.