These new regulations are ridiculous and have no basis in realty! The truth is they want the fish all for themselves. If it continues like this we are looking at a end of a era. Very sad indeed! They don't realize the money they will lose in cash spent on rec fishing which adds up to millions if not billions will be lost! But all they seem to be concerned with is the commercial end of the business and supplying fish to super markets and restaurants. Have you seen the price of "fresh fish" lately? It has gone through the roof. If you don't think this has anything to do with it you might want to reconsider that. The oceans are paved with gold.... and the are called fish! And they don't want you to have them! Follow the money trail and there lies your answer, good luck!