Is "one for the pot" a danger to salmon populations?
I have often been surprised when people say catch & release doesn’t make a difference. Why? Simply because it must. Dead salmon don’t spawn.
I decided to model salmon population growth in a simple empirical way to see what would happen when different factors were applied. The results came as a bit of a shock!
I have included a little calculator for you to play with.
See what you think of my arithmetic and conclusions drawn. I could be wrong – in a way I hope I am!
One for the pot? or one too many?