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.
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- Fish Populations
- Responsible Fishing
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When you accidentally step on a puppy's paw, it yelps. If you stub your toe, you yelp (or mutter a four-letter word), too. What about fish? Does it hurt when they get hooked? How can we tell?
Fish is a vital food item and a basis of the livelihood of millions of people globally. As the demand for fish has increased, it has become very important that fisheries are managed in a responsible way. Responsible fishing includes handling your catch with care and leaving the fishing area in good condition. Take our quiz to learn more about responsible fishing practices.