Re: Then why are the fish bigger and more numerous in no-take zones?

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Posted by lobsterdon on September 20, 2005 at 11:45:55:

In Reply to: Then why are the fish bigger and more numerous in no-take zones? posted by Chuck Tribolet on September 20, 2005 at 08:11:31:

This year spoty. Barracuda: great earlier this year. As good or better than always.

Bait fish: depends on temp, currents, and nutients. Fish follow the bait.

I could go on and on. My point: Blanket bans of all rec take don't make sense. The ocean goes in cycles, gone today will be back tommorrow. Let the experts (DFG) manage the resource on an idividule spiecies basis. Go to their web site and look at how the rules vary depending on spiecies, location and time of year. They even esimate how many are taken and close down the fishery for a given species when a certain limit has been reached.

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