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close season

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the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
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Mean age was significantly different in comparisons of red snapper retained as landed catch during open seasons (7 years), open season discards (3 years), and closed season discards (2 years; ANOVA, [F.
During 54 trips of charter boats with observers, 38 species of fishes were identified; 32 trips were taken during red snapper open seasons and 22 trips were taken during closed seasons.
A simple protocol was developed to incorporate observers into normal fishing operations onboard charter boats 1) to provide estimates of effort, catch, and discard variables on trips that targeted reef fishes, 2) to characterize changes in fishing behavior and catch for both open and closed seasons for red snapper, and 3) to examine differences in the size and age composition of discarded red snapper for both open- and closed-season trips.
The dates of the closed season need to be revised, not for commercial gain, but so that tackle shops and clubs which rely on this trade can survive.
The announcement comes after a fishing club claimed it will be holding an illegal river match in protest against the closed season on the River Severn.
Numerous anglers, fishing clubs and tackle shops have expressed their support for the action in an attempt to force the EA to rethink the closed season.
It's obvious the closed season is not helping the weaker counties one iota," Evans blasted.
Unlike the situation that existed before the abolition of the close season on canals and stillwaters, there is no existing information on the possible impact of the loss of the closed season on rivers.
Market research was undertaken in January 2003 to gauge the attitudes of licence holders to the closed season on rivers.
When arrested, Timbrell, of Woodlands Avenue, Quakers Yard, said he did not have a rod licence as he knew it was the closed season for trout fishing.
A closed season was introduced to reduce the amount of fishing on stocks when they were at their most vulnerable, for instance during the principal spawning period.
Many years ago, bass-fishing regulations included closed seasons during the winter and early spring.