There are things that are not illegal, but are still immoral. I’d say that spearing an adult tarpon just so you can show it off a bit before throwing it away is, in fact, immoral. I guess this is happening in federal waters in the Gulf and it is pretty disgusting.
Hundreds of tarpon are being legally killed and trashed every winter, spring and summer by spearfishermen in Gulf coast states. This issue is important and needs to be addressed. These guys aren’t harvesting tarpon. They just kill them and boast – large females to be dissected and sampled and then thrown in the garbage!
This is not good. We need to figure out a way to keep this from happening.