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 Posted: Sat Jun 23rd, 2018 03:03 am
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EZ Money refers to the fact that taking an exhausted fish gasping for breath out of the water (where it can breath) into the boat (where it can't breath) for pictures dramatically reduces the survival rate.  "Swimming off" is not proof of survival--they die later if the sharks don't get them. 


Now you've got your photo (that first sail is actually a nice one) so from now on good conservation practice would dictate to drag them by the bill in the water along side of the boat for 30 seconds, cut the leader at the hook and release them.  The scientists tell us that about 95% survive if treated that way and you might catch them again!