I donít think I know enough to draw any conclusions (I'm a newbie shrimper), so I thought I would ask you with more experience for your opinion. There are a number of recreational shrimpers that leave their pots out most of the summer and pull them whenever they happen to get there. I think most of this happens in passage canal, but I have heard of other areas too. In view of a number of threads saying that the harvest is declining, do you think this practice is wasting the resource? Do you think some shrimp are wasted to starvation or octopus when pots are pulled once a week or whatever? If so, do you think regulations should include a maximum soak time?