Dave S, where exactly in my post do I state I'm into breaking the rules, lying or encouraging that sort of thing?
My intent, and sorry if it didn't come across this way, was to point out how ridiculous the slot possession limit is from all angles. I've posted many detailed posts about the fishery science and fishery management shortcomings of the possession slot and this was intended to be on that theme - there are severe limitations to enforcing a size limit that only applies to your possession fish not the one you caught today (necessarily).
Would hope fellow fishermen would give each other the benefit of the doubt and at least seek clarification before posting allegations. But, it's an open forum and everyone's entitled to their opinion.
Hey UkeeDreamin, I think I took your post out of context. I'm sorry for that. I thought you were implying that fisherman should disregard the rules and just keep their catch in vehicle and refuse a search from FO and/or telling officers that you were gifted a fish so it can't count as your slot limit fish. I guess I was reading it wrong and I reacted wrong too. Sorry man.
"Ocean survival" is gobblydegook double speak for "we don't know and we won't or can't address the real reasons for the decline for economic/political reasons so we will hope for the best next year". - Englishman