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Marine Fisheries - Prep

Marine Fisheries

Step-by-Step Guide to Donate a Carcass

8-point rule

 
 

fish carcass

Step 1. Once back to the dock, fillet your fish. If you are part of a charter or headboat party please let your fish cleaner know you’d like to donate your carcass.

Step 2. Keep the head and tail intact and ,if possible, leave the guts in the fish. This is important to the biologist collecting data.

Step 3. While your catch is still fresh, take the carcass to the nearest donation location.

 

pencil bag card

Step 4. Use a pencil to fill out the provided carcass card in full. Please include as much information about your trip and number of species harvested as possible.

Step 5.
Place the fish carcass or carcasses and the completed catch card into the plastic bags provided. If more than one bag is needed, please include a catch card in each bag.

freezer

Step 6. Tie the bag closed then place your closed bag in the collection freezer. All supplies are located inside of the freezer.

 

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