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Ep. 155: Best Practices for Catch and Release Fishing with Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Sascha Clark Danylchuk

Ep. 155: Best Practices for Catch and Release Fishing with Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Sascha Clark Danylchuk

The whole point of catch and release fishing is to ensure those fish live to swim another day. But sometimes, even with our best intentions, that prized fish won’t get to live much longer. Anglers and fisheries scientists, Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Sascha Clark Danylchuk are working hard to change that. Their nonprofit KeepEmWet Fishing (soon to be KeepFishWet) strives to give anglers better practices when practicing catch and release. Listen in to this fascinating conversation to hear why they do what they do, how they are trying to save ecosystems and fish, and best practices that you can employ today.  This episode is brought to you by Cross Current Insurance, the fishing and outdoor industry's insurance company! Outline of This Episode  [3:15] Andy and Sascha take science and put it in the hands of anglers [8:16] How does the science apply to anglers? [13:14] Why should I follow these best practices? [19:48] Where do they do their studies? [20:50] A dissenting view [24:15] What do they think of Washington’s new law? [26:54] What is the mortality rate of catch and release fish? [32:10] Is there a difference in how the fish are caught? [37:44] So, should we just not fish? [39:22] What are the best fish handling practices? [48:28] There are no startovers [52:22] Be a positive catalyst for change [1:08:32] What criticisms do they get? Connect with Dr. Andy Danylchuk and Sascha Clark Danylchuk KeepEmWet Fishing (Soon to be Keep Fish Wet!) On Instagram: @KeepEmWetFishing On Facebook: @KeepEmWetFishing Check out our Sponsor Cross Current Insurance

Duration: 1 hr 12 min

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