That's why big fish should be weighed in a sling or left in the net, so they are supported. I get what you're saying but big fish can be handled with the fish's safety in mind.
That sounds great, but how many fishermen are going to do hat? What can be done and what is being done are two different things. Big Sam is exactly right.
I can assure you on my boat he'd be weighed and returned quickly, unless I'm in a tourney. Can't control what others do. No pick up rides or hacked up, I weigh them and let them go where I catch them. American Weigh Scales and a few other places sell scales that go up to 150+ and they are certifiable.