Properly handling fish while practicing catch and release can greatly increase their survival rate. Tonight on In The Loop, Dr. Adipose explains the necessary steps for landing, handling, and releasing a fish to help minimize its mortality rate. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, but next time you hook a fish, slow down and remember the Doctor's advice.
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