Why are fishers fighting the reduced size limits?

Reading the article in today’s West Australian newspaper makes me wonder why the recreational fishers are against the recommendations to reduce size limits. It makes perfect sense that fish which cannot be rehabilitated prior to release, be humanely slaughtered for consumption. Perhaps this change in ruling is unwelcome becauss it may cut short fishing expeditions because people may reach their bag-limit sooner?

Seems like scientific evidence may be defeated by public opinion.

Read more about the arguments for and against size-limits for recreational fishing, in my previous blog –

https://thefishvet.com/2016/11/17/sensible-fishing-rules/

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au

Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

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