|Competitors who want to keep a fish for dinner can do so, but they can’t do it if they want to win. This encourages responsible stewardship of the salmon stocks, and it ensures everyone is fishing for the right reasons.
One question remains: if you don’t catch a fish and bring it to the dock to weigh, how do you know who won?
“Three weigh boats will be in the water.” Says Dick. “When someone gets a fish on, they call over the radio and we rip over there. Once they reel it in and net it, we measure the fish and send it back to spawn for another generation Judges use the following formula to weigh the salmon:
Length X Girth (squared), divided by 800 = Weight *imperial measurements
Weird, right? Dick laughs “Yeah, it seems strange but it actually works, plus if everyone’s fish is measured the same way, they all are treated fairly.”
Sounds like a good time to us.
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