Thank you for participating in this program. Every year, nearly half billion saltwater fish are caught with 59% being returned to the water. Improving survival of these fish by even 1% could save 3 million fish annually!

Through the FishSmart program, anglers, industry and managers are working together to improve the survival of caught and released fish. To help promote the use of tools to save deepwater fish that are caught and released, FishSmart is working with anglers and charter captains fishing for reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic.

SeaQualizer Devices

SeaQualizers are one of many tools available to anglers for returning fish to depth. To learn more about these tools and Best Practices for handling and releasing your fish so that they have a better chance to survive, watch any of these videos and download the fact sheet.

Best Practices Fact Sheet