The Ultimate Catching and Releasing Fish Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever caught a fish and wanted it to survive? Catch and release is an effective method of releasing fish back into the water with little injury and maximum survival chances. It can let you prove your skill as a fisherman and still contribute to the ecology by helping a species thrive. Take this quiz to learn more about the techniques of catching and releasing fish.

Which organizations are responsible for managing global lakes, streams and rivers?

  • food and agriculture organizations
  • wildlife organizations
  • international maritime organization

Which U.S. agency manages wildlife organizations?

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Interior

Who decides how many fish can be kept by fishermen?

  • seafood organizations
  • wildlife organizations
  • food and agriculture organizations

The process of managing and conserving fish and their habitats is called:

  • wildlife management
  • fisheries management
  • ocean ranching

In North America, about ____ out of 10 freshwater species are in danger of approaching extinction.

  • six
  • five
  • four

What is the cause of extinction of freshwater species?

  • overfishing
  • natural habitat damage
  • each of the above

Fish species in ______ are in even worse shape.

  • rivers
  • oceans
  • seas

It is predicted that all of the world's fishing stocks will collapse by:

  • 2048
  • 2050
  • 2052

Who has predicted a global collapse of fish and seafood populations by 2048?

  • Marine biologists in Virginia (U.S.A)
  • Marine biologists in Nova Scotia (Canada)
  • Marine biologists in Hamburg (Germany)

What are the flaws of fishing rules?

  • They don't cover every species.
  • They don't cover every habitat.
  • They don't cover every species in every habitat.

How many Americans go for recreational fishing each year?

  • 33 million
  • 44 million
  • 55 million

How much money do Americans spend on recreational fishing each year?

  • $41 billion
  • $31 billion
  • $21 billion

How much money does the sport fishing industry contribute to the U.S. economy?

  • $316 billion
  • $216 billion
  • $116 billion

What sort of industry is fishing?

  • government-supported
  • self-supported
  • none of the above

In United Kingdom, fishermen have been practicing catch and release for the past ____ years.

  • 150
  • 100
  • 50

When was catch and release started in the U.S.?

  • 1950s
  • 1940s
  • 1930s

When were catch-and-release fishing tournaments introduced in the U.S.?

  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s

In which U.S. state are nearly 50 percent of caught fish set free?

  • Alaska
  • Florida
  • Maryland

How many fish are released back into the water each year in Florida?

  • 70 million
  • 60 million
  • 50 million

How many fish are released back into the water each year in Australia?

  • 57 million
  • 47 million
  • 37 million