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View representative photos of breakaway gear used by tarpon anglers in Boca Grande Pass from 2002 to 2004, as observed by researchers during the catch-and-release mortality study.

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FWC Facts:
Like a message in a bottle, “Please Release” on an external tag tells anglers that researchers are tracking a fish implanted with an acoustic tag.

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