A Floridian boater enjoying a day on the water with his wife and child is fined for having a single fish that is 3 inches too short on his boat. Even the most basic pastimes which are rooted in the fundamental need to simply survive aren’t safe from government encroachment. pic.twitter.com/a6jXNeOIS4
— Mises Caucus (@LPMisesCaucus) July 17, 2023
Everybody is an Anarchist till they can’t find a fish (or any food) anywhere, but in the meantime, they don’t care if the fuck it up for everybody else. We let the very short fishes back in the water so they can reach full size and feed more people. You’d think that is an easy-to-understand principle, but apparently it escapes many brains in that thread. OK, lemme translate for the neuron impaired: Do you get more meat out of a 3 month calf or a full-grown cow?
I am pretty sure that the boat has a ruler etched somewhere so you can measure your catch. And if not, you can get a measuring tape for peanuts anywhere or get the fancy fishing stuff in specialized stores like BassPro.
I think the dumbness of the thread gets summarized with this comment:
That is at least a high 5-figure boat with an expensive motor and about 8 high-priced rods and reels. They were not fishing to put some food on their table and feed their starving children but for recreational purposes. Spare me the weeping excuse because they are just dumb poachers.
And the only thing they had to do was catch, measure for the right size and release if it was not. All of a full minute they could not waste or were unwilling to do.