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Is this an okay way to handle fish

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We discuss the proper way to release fish and how to revive them but has anyone seen this week's issue of the Fisherman?

 

I'm not a biologist but the picture they show of the hatchery releasing the fish is crazy. The front page shows a guy throwing a net full of trout through the air into the water. I have seen hatchery trucks throwing trout off a bridge before as well.

 

Maybe it's me but doesn't this seem like it's bad for the fish? I know a fall of just 5 feet on to our heads can kill a human and yes these are fish entering water but I just can't see this being good for them.

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