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Is Barotrauma Keeping You Up? Try Getting Down with Recompression!

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Published on Feb 10, 2013

This entertaining video shows how you can release bloated rockfish to give them a chance at survival. Rockfish are long-lived fish (many live to 100 years or more!) found in the Northeast Pacific ocean. Seven species are considered overfished and several states require these species to be discarded if captured. However throwing these fish overboard often leads to their demise because of pressure-related injuries called barotrauma. Find out why a rockfish gets barotrauma and how to use a variety of recompression devices to help rockfish return to their depth of capture. Have a heart, do your part, and send them back down where you caught 'em!

Please click on the "like" button and share this video with your fishing - and non-fishing friends. By doing this simple action and by using recompression devices you will be doing your part in helping rockfish populations recover!

For more information and recompression videos see the following websites:
http://swfsc.noaa.gov/barotrauma/
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/images/vid...
http://www.fishsmart.org

This video was sponsored by Collaborative Fisheries Research West, California SeaGrant, the California Ocean Protection Council, NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation.

Filmed/directed/edited by John Dutton; written by Alena Pribyl, Milton Love, Merit McCrea and John Hyde; Computer animation by Amadeo Bachar and Cat Wilson; "Rockfish Barotrauma" Rap written and performed by Ray Troll and Russell Wodehouse:
Available for purchase on Itunes for 99 cents: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roc...

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