Do Fish Really Shrink When They Die?
Over the years there have been countless conversations about weather fish actually shrink after they die. This is a conversation that is many times held with a wildlife officer after an angler’s fish was just millimeters short of the regulation length. This article from the North Carolina Sea Grant blog (Hook Line & Science) gives your answer from the scientific perspective. It’s a viewpoint anglers need to seriously consider the next time that fish is barely legal.