"Empty Nets: Fisheries may be crippling themselves by
targeting the big ones" (SN: 6/4/05, p. 360) reads as if there is
something to be alarmed about. By selectively catching large fish, we
have reduced "the mean size [of food fish to] one-fifth of what it
was." This is not cause for alarm. It is cause for a decision: What
do we want, small fish or large fish? Humans are the only creatures on
the planet who care about fish size, and the only ones empowered to
PETER WILSON, SIMI VALLEY, CALIF.