For more than 30 years, Shimano Live Release Boats have returned alive and unharmed, hundreds of thousands of tournament caught fish to their home waters across the U.S. and Canada. As part of our corporate commitment to conservation and advocacy, Shimano continues to invest in scientific research on best fish handling methods for all types of catch and release situations, fish habitat improvement projects and young angler recruitment and education initiatives. Shimano remains a strong advocate with all levels of government while focusing on on behalf of science-based, sustainable use fishery management and maintaining angler access to public waters.
You can count on Shimano to continue to champion advocate for healthy waters and healthy fisheries with our high school/college-angling partners.
Here’s some good background coverage on the use of ‘Live Release Boats’ at B.A.S.S. tournaments -- http://www.bassmaster.com/blog/shimano-live-release-boats
To help you learn more about the various challenges facing our resources, advice on fishing handling and other related topics – we offer you the following videos and printed information to further your fishing education on fishing: