Conservation in Charter Fishing Miami
We understand how important conservation charter fishing Miami of the marine resources we utilize while sport fishing are. The State of Florida has been hard at work changing the fishing laws and rules of what fish we are allowed to harvest. Creating new closed seasons, size limits, slot limits and quantities we are allowed to harvest. The State of Florida has also created new laws and rules about how to handle the amazing sport fish that we target on our fishing charters. The FWC (Florida Wildlife Commission) has now made it illegal to land most of the large pelagic sharks that we may catch while sport fishing off Miami Beach.
Although it is still legal to land and harvest a few of these sharks in federal waters, we will not be boating, landing or killing any of the large pelagic sharks. In addition, while it is still legal to land and harvest all billfish that measure up to legal size limits we will no longer remove billfish from the water for the sole purpose of a photograph. We will still get you a picture with your amazing trophy catch, it will just be done while leaving most of the fish in the water. These new methods will insure your catch the best chances of survival. Doing our part of Conservation Charter Fishing Miami.
But I want to get my Trophy Mounted…
All of the modern Taxidermists who now create the most amazing trophies of your catch have not used the real fish or parts of real fish for years, and continue to not use any real parts from any fish any more. The art of modern Taxidermy is in building the most realistic fish mounts that they have ever been capable off and are now all replicas. The quality and realism of the new replica mounts are of better than anything that has been produced in the past. Just ask your crew and they will be happy to explain the entire process of how to get your amazing catch made into a trophy that will last a lifetime.
What do I do with My Catch ?
In addition, any of the fish you catch on any of our charters that you do not want to keep and consume should be released back to fight again. Just let the captain or mate know your intentions so we can make your day out fishing the best we can. We are happy to land any fish legal to take, meaning in open season and measuring up to its size and bag limits for our customers to take home an consume. You can ask your crew about what fish are good to take home and what fish should not be consumed. If the decision is made to keep fish for consumption, our crew will be happy to clean, bag and ice your catch for you. That service is included in the gratuity you will be providing your crew. Unfortunately there is no infrastructure here in Miami to freeze and ship any fish home to you.
Science and Charter Fishing Miami
We are supporting members of the Gray Fish Tag Research and this how the program works..
GrayFishTag Research (GFR) Tags are provided to participating professional charter fishing captains and mates. When an angler catches a fish if it is tagged and released. The angler can then name the fish and the details of the capture are recorded on a tag registration card with the corresponding tag id. The card is then returned to GFR, or the Tag information can be recorded on this very website at any time.
When a tagged fish is recaptured and GFR is notified, the catch information is analyzed against the original tag and release information. Complete details of the catch, including the straight-line distance the fish traveled and its growth along with a Tag Recapture Certificate are sent to the anglers who recaptured it. The anglers who first tagged the fish will also receive the new information about the recapture.
Conservation Charter Fishing Miami
By observing and measuring the distance and direction traveled between tagging and recapture it will provide scientists with valuable information on migration patterns, fish stocks, growth rates and much more. Environmental factors will be considered as well.
The observations also enable researchers to study the structure of fish stocks, and assess whether there is any mixing between populations that are geographically distant from one another. This information is vital to improve the understanding and management of valuable game and sport fish species and will help sustain our fisheries for our future generations.
If you are one of our lucky anglers that catch one of our great Game Fish included in the Gray Fish Tag Research project and would like to tag and release your catch, just let our crew know. Doing our part of Conservation Charter Fishing Miami.