CATCH VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Teams MUST video document ALL fish with the following details and according to Rules.


FOR RETAINED FISH:

Video must be one continuous uninterrupted video at sea or back at the dock.

(TIP: Wait until fish are dead before recording.  Fish MUST be intact and “in the round”, but MAY be bled and gutted.  DO NOT CUT OFF HEAD OR DISCONNECT THROAT LATCH.)

1)  Trip Number.  ALL Videos must display the Trip Number at some point in the video.

2)  Measurement. Identify and measure each fish.

(TIP:  Get the whole fish and whole measuring tape in the frame of the video, so that it is clear the tape is measuring the curved fork length(CFL) and the tape is not moving.  Take your time and make it clear!)

3)  Tail Clipping. To properly document a retained fish, clearly record someone clipping a tip off of one side of the tail fin. The video should clearly show the tail fin intact prior to the clipping and then a cut fin after the clipping. This procedure is intended to ensure each fish is only recorded once.

Retained Fish Video Example:


FOR RELEASED FISH:

Video must be one continuous uninterrupted video at the time of catch.

1)  Trip Number.  All videos must display the Trip Number at some point in the video.

2)  Identify & Measure. Identify and measure each fish.  You DO NOT need to measure Marlin, but they should be CLEARLY identified on video.

3)  Leader & Release.  Crew member touching leader or leader/swivel touching rod tip and then continue to show the FULL release, including the hook/line CLEARLY disconnected from the fish. 

(TIP: Video as many fins and details to help properly identify and keep taping for approx. 10 seconds after the release to CLEARLY detail the fish is not connected anymore.)

Released Fish Video Example:


IMPORTANT: To reduce video size and upload time, you may trim ONLY the beginning and end of videos that DO NOT contain any of the details above.