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Photo of ethical angler holding fish

Photo Guidelines

Fish must be handled properly. It is the responsibility of every angler to strive for 100-percent survival of released fish. 

An ethical angler:

  • Handles their catch with wet hands only
  • Is careful not to poke fingers into gills
  • Fully supports the body weight of the fish by cradling it horizontally
  • Does not bring large fish out of the water, as removing them from the water can injure the fish
Fish Handling Guidelines

Catch and Release Brochure

Photo Specifications

  • All submitted photos may be used in any FWC publication or on the website
  • Images must be at least 300 dpi
  • Files 2 MB or larger preferred
  • Preferred formats include .jpg or .tiff files
  • Images should not be embedded in a Word document, .pdf or .ppt, etc.

Photo Guidelines

How to Submit

Email photos to along with a signed FWC Permission to Use Image form.

Permission to Use Image forms can be submitted via:

Email (by scanning or taking a photo of the form):

Fax: 850-487-4847

FWC Division of Marine Fisheries Management
Ethical Angler Photo Contest
2590 Executive Center Circle
Berkley Building, Suite 204
Tallahassee, FL 32301

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