Catch and release is effective and easy fish conservation. Whatever species you pursue, releasing your catch to fight another day ensures not only the survival of that fish and proliferation of the species, but also allows other anglers, maybe even you, the chance of catching a bigger fish.
Effective catch and release is based on a few simple principals. First, use barbless hooks. Second, land your fish as quickly as possible. Then, gently remove the hook using the proper technique. Finally, after briefly admiring, immediately release your fish. These principals along with understanding proper fish handling, helps to preserve fishing for generations to come.