With catching (not eating) yellows among my favorite things to do on this planet I would prefer they would err on the side of caution because reducing limits or putting on a size limit DEFINITELY will not hurt the population ...no science needed for that..You're right, anything can happen in the future, but precisely because of that, it wouldn't be right to say that our current laws aren't working. We shouldn't fear the future, and I get the sense a lot of this talk comes from fear. We're worried that we're taking too many yellowtail, so we want to see more regulations. But the solution to fear isn't to lock ourselves in a room. It's to better understand the world - to obtain more knowledge.
My personal opinion has always been that I'll support a change to yellowtail regulations - once they do the necessary population research, and show that a change is beneficial or needed. I won't support changes to yellowtail regulations just because people fear we might be taking too much.