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    Default Proposal 50

    Mandatory retention of coho in all freshwater drainages of Cook Inlet?

    Tidewater coho really are a horrible C&R species. Given the obscene release mortality of silvers (7 out of 10) encountered in transition water, the arguments in favor are compelling.

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    Set an upper boundary on each major coho producing stream below which all coho must be retained. They really do survive much better once they have hardened off. Besides, who really wants to be forced to keep one of these in November?

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    Red face Fill in the blank . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    . . Tidewater coho really are a horrible C&R species. Given the obscene release mortality of silvers (7 out of 10) encountered in transition water . .

    Have you considered what you're saying here?


    You're saying that above some arbitrary percentage of mortality, catch-and-release is unethical (obscene?).


    At what mortality percentage does C&R become unethical . . 5% . . 10% . . 20% . . 30% . . 40% . . 50% . . ?


    "C&R is okay until we kill more than ____percent (fill in the blank) of the fish caught and released."

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