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Old 04-27-2000, 06:20 PM
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RE:Ammend 6 Issue # 4 - Management reference points

It would seem in order to have significant numbers of big fish you have to release big fish. To me there is no practical reason for keeping a 30 plus pound fish exept to show it off. If you put the limit up here in Mass between 34" and 42" or something like that and released all fish coast wide over 42" you would have the best of both worlds. Given the numbers and sophistication of todays fisherman I don't think many fish will be able to run the gauntlet for the twenty plus years it takes to reach 50 plus pounds.
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