Help Fish Rules promote sustainable fisheries through citizen science programs.

Opt-In to citizen science with Fish Rules and help ensure we have healthy fisheries for all.

In the app, login,
go to Accounts,
and tap "Citizen Scientist Opt-In"

Log and report fish

Fish Rules offers numerous ways to get involved in ongoing Citizen Science efforts in fisheries, including options for logging your catch, sharing on-the-water observations, analyzing historic photographs, and providing information on released fish.

Protected Species

Use Fish Rules to report and track protected species. You can tell conservation groups about the reported species, it's status, and if you'd like to be contacted about the species. Interested in being part of the protected species efforts?

Tagging Studies and Programs

You can use Fish Rules to tag fish for any tagging study or program. Simply download the app and start logging fish.

Sustainability

Your investment in fishery sustainability. Interested in getting involved or getting your program promoted through Fish Rules?
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Below are citizen science partner programs you can get involved in.

Dolphinfish Research Program

Dolphinfish Research Program

Dolphinfish Research Program is the world's largest fishermen-driven investigation of the life history, movements, and population of Dolphinfish. The program identifies migration routes, documents the natural behavior of dolphinfish, and serves to lead additional research on the species. The program has a tagging initiative we encourge our users to participate in.

Go here to request a free tagging kit.

Go to the Program

Florida

TrophyCatch by FWC

TrophyCatch is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) freshwater, citizen-science, angler recognition program. the program was established to collect data on trophy bass while promoting bass conservation by rewarding catch-and-release fishing.
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Trophy Bass Tagging Study by FWC

TrophyCatch is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) freshwater, citizen-science, angler recognition program. the program was established to collect data on trophy bass while promoting bass conservation by rewarding catch-and-release fishing.
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Catch a Florida Memory by FWC

Catch a Florida Memory, Saltwater Angler Recognition is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) saltwater angler recognition program. Increase your engagement with FWC’S Division of Marine Fisheries Management by submitting photos of your saltwater catches to earn rewards for various achievements, all while targeting a diversity of species and reducing fishing pressure on the most commonly sought-after catches.
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Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

"Something's Fishy" by GMFMC

"Something's Fishy" is a tool used to gather information from anglers about what they have observed, including any “strange things” that scientists and managers may need to know. The information you report will help to inform the scientists and managers as they assess the health of our fish stocks.
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South Atlantic Fishery Management Council

FISHstory

FISHstory, a pilot project for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, gathers catch composition and effort data from historic fishing photos from the 1940s-1970s in Daytona Beach, FL. Volunteers are trained to identify and count fish in the photos using the online crowdsourcing platform, Zooniverse. Ready to practice your fish ID skills?
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Fishial

Fishial: Fish Recognition and Labelling

Fishial.AI is an open source model that uses machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence to correctly identify fish species. They are looking for images to train the image recognition model and also volunteers to label the tens of thousands of images needed to make the models accurate.
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