When you go fishing, does the sustainability of your catch matter to you?
If you like to go fishing and eat your catch - particularly with regard to saltwater/sea fishing - do you take full account of what species are sustainable in your local waters? Do you target only species which are plentiful and return endangered fish as unharmed as possible to the sea? How do you determine which is which in your area?
Hi Gordon, I must say great question. I am a believer in keeping enough to feed my family and throw the rest back, I usualy keep 5 fish which of course are legal size and return small fish and any others over 5 back to the water.....jimmy
It's important to know what is endangered and what is not, so talk to the locals / experts and find out. Yes, we practice catch-and-release if the fish is endangered or needed for sustainability. For example, when halibut fishing in Alaska, the large fish (i.e., 100 pounds or more) have millions of eggs and should be released.
Most fishermen I know are good stewards of nature and act accordingly.
I only keep what we are going to eat. With numbers down for most fish in Florida, your creel limit is limited. Also only being able to keep certain fish between sizes has helped the overall population to grow.
Yes it is absolutely. I release many more fish than I keep. Keeping a fish or two here or there is a nice treat and a healthy addition to the diet, but putting meat in the freezer is not the reason that I enjoy to spend my time on the water fishing.
by Thomas Byers 6 years ago
Do you go fishing? Do you eat what you catch?At this time of year I just love to catch big catfish out of the local rivers and I turn them into delicious deep fried catfish nuggets. With homemade slaw, home fries, and my delicious homemade hush-puppies you have a meal you won't soon forget.
by Mikeydoes 7 years ago
Catch and release if you choose(which is usually what I do). Anyway any girls like to fish, I find it hot when girls do!
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