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Nobody asked me, but: Rodricks on saving the rockfish and the Preakness, plus Gino and the Julia Child of Italy

Nobody asked me, but: Rodricks on saving the rockfish and the Preakness, plus Gino and the Julia Child of Italy

Nobody asked me but, if we want to lower the mortality of Chesapeake Bay rockfish, then recreational anglers could just stop fishing for them for a year and catch and eat invasive catfish and snakehead instead. There’s plenty of them in the bay’s tributaries, and blue cats are big. I’ve heard of one being caught with two snakeheads in its belly. Imagine hooking a blue cat just after it’s gobbled up a couple Frankenfish — that would be an angler’s trifecta. Plus, you’d be helping the bay by harvesting invasives, and you could have a fish fry for the whole neighborhood.

Here’s another idea: Ban bait. Allowing Marylanders to fish for stripers with baited hooks, even less-damaging...

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