Fishing within the published regulations is the law that must be followed. Having an ethical disagreement with the regulations is one thing to take up with the WDFW machine and challenge them. Taking your ethical disagreement directly to someone for fishing and harvesting within the regulations is a fool's fight. You go by the annonymous screen name of Sea Run Fanatic, suggesting, perhaps, that you intentionally target these protected fish. A species that cannot be harvested, yet you believe it ethical to target them for pleasure? Personal opinions and lines can be blurred. Let's leave the regulation making up to those who are employed to do so, and take your shots at them to give them the influence you feel is ethically right. The more we fight with other anglers doing legal fishing/harvesting the more we prove that we are never going to get anything done right for fish sustainability until it is far too late. For future reference, for those that might not know, there is the option of starting a conversation with someone where you can advise them of your ethical beliefs without making it a public issue. For the record, I've never harvested a single rock fish, but if legal to do so I would within the legal limits and to the extent that my family can effectively use what has been harvested...before it gets freezer burn.