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"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 change it.

PETER WILSON, SIMI VALLEY, CALIF.
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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Wilson, Peter
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Aug 6, 2005
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