Reducing the impact of sea-angling on fish stocks

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* 1. Are you aware of the current minimum size regulations for your target species? (e.g. the minimum size a fish must be to be eligible for keeping)

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* 2. Have you noticed people keeping fish that are too small?

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* 3. Do you ever land fish with the intent of returning them to the water, only to find they have swallowed the hook or sustained fatal injuries during the unhooking process and die anyway? (this is referred to as bycatch mortality)

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* 4. Do you know bycatch mortalities can be reduced by using circle hooks instead of conventional hooks? 

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* 5. Do you know that removing a hook that has been deeply ingested is extremely likely to kill the fish? 

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* 6. Do you know that if you don't use a landing mat to unhook a fish, abrasions to the fish's skin can lead to death? (even if it appears healthy upon release)

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* 7. Do you know that bycatch mortalities can be reduced by using an unhooking tool?

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* 8. Please select the options you are willing to use:

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* 9. Have you been fishing in the same spots for over ten years, and if so, have you noticed a decline in catch rates at these locations?

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* 10. If you have noticed a decline in catch rates, do you think bycatch mortalities have played a role?

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