So, broad statements like this and not understanding our fishery is likely to get you verbally wacked by us Washi Googans. You are attempting to apply logic you evidently learned from DFG California to Washington state. They had a public forum on Albacore limits a few years back and there was no science behind the "Limit", but this selling fish thing could be the key to them for putting limits on us. And when you impose a limit it almost never goes up, almost always goes down over the years. Understanding our short season, hazardous seas, and the amount we can actually successfully fish for Albacore up here is tantamount to us not having limits. Sporties up here do not have a real impact the Tuna Population.
Verbally abusing those that bring up the topic of limits/conservation is what will eventually result in Albacore limits. Every time a WA sportsman calls someone the devil/tree hugger...whatever, its a win for groups like the Sierra Club. Sure it sounds great on this forum...everyone gets to post a "like" and high five. I promise...its off putting to the "undecided" and to conservation minded sportsman. Those are the people you want to win over and who will ultimately determine future rules/regulations.