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Re: Dealing with the real fish? problem

On Thu, 25 Jun 1998 Moontanman at AOL_COM wrote:

> In NC blue spotted sunfish are considered game fish because they are sunfish.
> Redfin grass pickerel which seldom grow more than 11" and live in creeks less
> that 4' wide are game fish because they are related to chain pickerel.  There
> are other examples, I think it is a problem that needs to be addressed.

Ok, now I see what you are talking about.  This is done to avoid confusion. 
How many folks can tell different species of sunfish or pickeral apart? This
is done to keep the laws simple and unwieldy.  It also makes it stand up in
court stronger. 

Peter Unmack