Individual fishing quotas or IFQs are the limits set for commercial fisheries. These quotas are necessary to protect some fish species from being overfished into extinction. Take this quiz and see how the fishing quota system works.
WHAT'S INSIDE: FISH CONSERVATION
- Fish Populations
- Responsible Fishing
If your idea of bait is a harmless little worm, think again. Some fish bait contains viruses that infect entire lakes and rivers, causing skeletal deformation and even death for the fish that eat it. What happens if you eat one of these fish?
It sounds counterintuitive, but active anglers can actually help panfish thrive. By choosing crappie or bluegills over bass, fishermen stop the phenomenon of fish stunting before it starts.