Technological creep’ and why some worry it’s destroying fishing?

According to research at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, ever-improving and more sophisticated technology, such as electronics and modern materials, diminishes the fish populations in our rivers, streams, and lakes.

Gradual advancements in fishing technology — from improved fishing gear to wider use of electronics and faster spread of fishing knowledge via apps and social media — mean that each hour a well-equipped angler spends fishing likely will see him catch more fish than did his father or grandfather fishing the same waters for the same amount of time with state-of-the-art gear in their prime fishing days.

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