Traditional wisdom says you should throw back or avoid catching small fish/animals so they can grow up. However, consider that the most likely fate of such small fry is to be eaten by a predator or taken by disease. A large animal is rare. It must be genetically superior to reach that age/size. It is already capable of spawning another generation of superior creatures. So perhaps instead, you should throw back the large fish and eat the small ones.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)