what is your take on......even tho its illegal?

United States
January 30, 2007 6:43pm CST
Selling the fish you that you catch or keeping more fish than your limit??? i know some ppl that do this. i think that its ok to keep maybe one or two extra if its a highly populated area and as long as the fish arent too small or too big......and about selling......i kinna have mixed feelings about this.....i mean....i know its illegal but what if you went on a tuna trip or something like that and just had way too much fish to keep?? its not like you are selling drugs or anything.....maybe just letting a friend or family member buy it off of you??? what do you think??
5 responses
@Impervious (1154)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I share the mixed emotions on this. I would not consider my family to be destitute but we do supplement our diets with wild caught fish and game. An extra fish or two from time to time ahhh not that big of a deal. The problem comes in when people get too greedy. For example last trout season there was a guy with about 20 trout on his stringer theres a 5 trout limit here so now problem. Remember it's about the balance. As far as the selling goes hell I had a resturaunt that would buy all the snapping turtles I could bring them, I gotta tell ya I was a trpping fool.
• United States
20 Feb 07
I can agree with that for sure......how are you going to keep up the population of fish if ppl take that many at one time! thank you for responding!
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I firmly belive that we should only keep our limit, that dose not mean you have to stop fishing. You can always let you next fish go. This way we keep the fish stock up and our children have the same fun as we do. When it comes to tuna and you charter a boat the skiper could sell the fish for you this way no law has been broken. You have to be very caerful, i know just a feww resteraunts that have been closed for buying fish. I would not sell a fish to a family member of friend but i would give them one or two. Hope this reply is what you are lookin for.
• United States
12 Feb 07
thank you for your response
@masca11 (320)
• Romania
2 Feb 07
in my country we don't have that problem, every privet lake lets you take every fish you catch. you just have to let go the little ones so they can grow up.
@Eisenherz (2910)
• Portugal
4 Feb 07
May I ask in which country do you live in?
• United States
31 Jan 07
I really don't seem the harm in catching an extra fish or two in a highly populated area. And if want to sell your extra fish to friends or relatives, you should be allowed too! The downside is eventually over time there may be no fish to catch.
• United States
12 Feb 07
thank you for your response
@Eisenherz (2910)
• Portugal
31 Jan 07
I think that if your capture numbers end up always being than the ones planned and you can't sell the extra ones into the normal market, I don't see any problem in selling it on your own to other persons. Fishing is not an easy life, so...
• United States
12 Feb 07
thank you for your response