I agree with you 100%. But surely you must see how comedic it is that we can't lift a fish out of the water for a photo and yet we can eat it in a restaurant. I think it is an outrage. Why not make the law something like this: The fish may never be in a net even if the fish remains in the water. The fish must always be held above water 1 foot deep. The fish cannot be out of the water for more than 5 seconds. Even though people may not follow it word for word or exactly, I think by the requests made, they will understand the DOs and DON'Ts of catching and releasing a fish properly. No more: *Kicking wild fish up onto the rocks or bringing them in too shallow. *Getting them in a net that strips off their slime. *Holding them out of the water for too long suffocating them. A law worded something like that makes a lot more sense to me because it serves to educate. Also, I was under the impression that the current law was itended to keep wild fish from being netted, hauled into a boat, and photographed 20 times. Am I wrong?