Plus if you just want to eat fish, going out and catching some sheephead, whiting or sand trout isn't all that hard.We gotta protect our sport and resources. No one hear fishes to feed ourselves. We fish for the enjoyment of it, and maybe to take home a meal every once in a while. If something has to stop let it be the latter.
Or maybe all the carpet bagging yanks who come down here with no concept of catch n release and kill every fish they catch? Every time I bump into one at a ramp or on the water the first words out of their mouth are "Can you keep it? Is it good to eat?" When I talk to co-workers from up north they really, really struggle with the concept of catch and release. They're all a bunch of fresh water meat haulers who transfer that approach to the salt when they retire down here...Maybe get enough folks pissed off enough to actually start to become activists against big sugar and bigger real estate? Root cause...