Science proves that releasing big fish, and keeping only small ones, improves a fishery

Most informed anglers now intuitively understand the concept of “selective harvest.” That’s where we release the bigger, mature, often egg-laying members of a fish population, while enjoying a few smaller fish for shorelunch or dinner, as a way to help sustainably manage fisheries. But you might be wondering if there is any scientific research to verify the practice.   One of the best studies ever undertaken was by David Conover at the Marine Sciences Research Center at Stony Brook University … Continue reading Science proves that releasing big fish, and keeping only small ones, improves a fishery