Personally, I implemented size and bag limits years ago. I release gills over 9", I have a daily bag limit of 6 with a few rare exceptions. My wife and I often declare total release days.
Being retired offers more opportunities to fish and thus I try to be understanding of the twice or three times a Winter angler who strives for a limit. Who annoys me are the guys I see out day after day after day taking home a bucket of fish. A few old characters slyly offered advice as to how to circumvent possession limits. When I ask if they have seen a Passenger Pigeon, or a Buffalo lately, I get a blank look in return. These same fellers lament the days of no bag limit of panfish on the Mississippi. Tell how it takes 400, 3/4 pound gills to fill a 100# potato sack, and complain they don't get any 10 inchers any more.
I am a proponent of responsible harvest and enjoy eating fish. I have turned my attention to more prolific and under utilized fish. I learned to properly care for white bass and find them to be delicious. My next experiments will involve sheepshead. Logically, a fish out of the same water, eating the same food sources, and properly bled, iced, and with the red meat trimmed off should be good table fare.
I am looking into other recipes beyond the old fish fry, such as tacos,, chowders, poor man's lobster, blackened, etc. I already smoke and can fish. The most delicious fish salad sandwich I have ever had is lightly smoked red horse from the canning jar, mixed with your favorite tartar sauce, on toasted marble rye and lettuce. Blows a tuna salad sandwich into the weeds.