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More resources on barotrauma, recompression, and descending devices

Release Methods for Rockfish - 4 page publication by ODFW and Oregon Sea Grant that outlines methods for releasing rockfish (note that venting is not recommended).

Is Barotrauma Keeping You Up? Try Getting Down with Recompression! –Video on how to release bloated rockfish to give them a chance at survival, by Ray Troll and Alana Pribyl.

Recompression video: ODFW researchers using a Fish Grip device to descend and recompress various rockfish species

Recompression Devices: Helping Anglers Fish Smarter – 4 minute video with information on the use and benefits of recompression (descending) devices.

NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center - Webpage with information on barotrauma and links to additional resources.

Release Methods for Rockfish NOAA Fisheries

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