It does not bother me one bit if they go shoot them! Hey, have at it the population needs control as well! I just hope they have a plan for all those fish.
that's just it.....what plan would that be? longnose gar are not a food fish. neither is carp or buffalo (gator gar is pretty good though)
so if one needs to control the population of a species but its not really edible, then what do you do? you just let them overpopulate because no one wants to eat them?
Never watched "Bottom Feeders" on Outdoor Network?
Carp and buffalo are both edible species with a commercial market and demand.
My question is, "Is the selective removal of these species part of the overall fisheries management plan? or Not? If so, catch 'em and fill the dumpster, if not, then follow the law of wanton waste (and any others that pertain) and see to it they are used as a resource, not dumped as a liability.
reducing the number of these fish in our waterways is proper management. what is done with them after the fact is secondary to the first priority