S P Q, Those fish sticks are not all taplia and catfish, which I try to avoid. I like the the idea of a local wild caught sustainable fishery. And I like eating rockfish, drum and speckle trout in that order. I would rather catch it myself but would have no problem buying it.
Oat, you and I are in agreement here. Game Fish status takes the fish off the table for a segment of consumers. For many years (think since the 50's)Recs took unquantifiable numbers of the stock. I watched Grey Trout, Blowfish and Sea Bass get decimated pretty much everywhere along the Eastern Seaboard. I take 2 trips, Fall and Spring Trophy season out of Kent Island. In the last 5 years the catch is off the charts and the voracious Stripers are being blamed for eating all the Crabs. I do understand the need for Fisheries Management but politics should be kept out. How many votes does NY have on the MFC ?
What is your opinion on gamefish status?
I see an upcoming article in National Parks Traveler Magazine discussing the "acrimony" between Recreational and Commercial fishing groups.S.O. - why would you come here and try to foster a division between law abiding, cooperative groups?