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Old 05-14-2015, 03:33 AM   #1
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According to the FWC website, the following statement is true...

One 24-inch female red snapper (about an 8 year old fish) produces as many eggs as 212 17-inch females (about 5 years old).

Why, then, do we not have laws to keep smaller fish and let the big ones go? Seems counter productive here.
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I agree 100%. I wish we could keep, for instance, one 22" or larger, or, 3 under 22". I'd much rather have 3 smaller ones than 1 large fish.
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Sounds like how a slot is evolving between 17 & 24, with limitations.
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Slots don't work on snapper - discard mortality would negate any potential effects of the slot.
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Tom, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't mortality very low in water less than ~100'? What about a slot just in state waters?


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Does seem odd, if facts are true.
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Tom, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't mortality very low in water less than ~100'? What about a slot just in state waters?


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That was just what I was thinking! I understand it would be hard to regulate and I'm not suggesting slots...but look what's going on now with the separation movement. It was only a comment for heads up of what can be done. I'm not sure any logic follows what limitations can be enforced on the recs.
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Flipper will get a lot of released fish in less than 100'
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Less than 100 ft may be a little better but I sat down stream of a charter boat on the Tex Edwards and watched several snapper float buy belly up when the AJs were the only thing legal to keep.
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