Sounds to me as if he, like many of us is frustrated and sad that as a result of present regulations and the laws of decompession physics, yellow eye are wasted because they often die when released.White Possum said:Troll King whats your point here? Don't fish for bottom fish becuase you might catch a Yellow Eye? Not sure I understand your view on this. Please explain. The White Possum
I have always wondered how they interpret the data we give them. If we tell them that we caught a certain amount of yelloweye or canary, assume 10.....do they assume 1. That out of the 10 we caught 7 must have died so they have to crunch down on the fishery OR do they assume 2. That people are catching a bunch of them so the must be making a comeback. If we tell them that we never catch them, wouldn't one assume that they don't exist in large numbers out there?Fishnut said:There is still a commercial fishery for YE, but we are held off of them so we do not target them. When you come in from fishing and get asked by the fish checker if you released any Yelloweye or Canary Rockfish, PLEASE do not exagerate. This is very damaging to the sportfishing fishery. We are getting ready to start paying the piper in 2010, I believe.