High catch-and-release rates

Fish-RecycleWhile catch-and-release (C&R) is a well-known practice in several European freshwater recreational fisheries, studies on the magnitude and impact of this practice in European marine recreational fisheries are limited.

To provide an overview of the practice and magnitude of C&R among marine recreational anglers in Europe, the existing knowledge of C&R and its potential associated release mortality was collected and summarized.

The study revealed that in several European countries over half of the total recreational catch is released by marine anglers.

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