Horrible sight to see
I guess one could show the DFO what the snaggers can do with a poor method of what they call fishing.
While they're at it, perhaps showing them the vids of sturgeon newbs cutting their line on big or foul hooked sturgeon, and sharing the stories of fish pulled up with sturgeon rods + reels still attached would help. Not sure that pounds of weight + yards of line hanging from their mouth makes for happy, healthy fish.
It just truly shows you that flossing is nothing but illegally snagging fish but the wool is the loop hole...
All it shows is that two sturgeon have been snagged at some point in time. Most experienced bottom bouncers will likely attest that hooking fish in such a manner, whilst bottom bouncing, is a rare occurance; much more common is in the side of the head or inside the mouth -- especially if one doesn't "set" the hook if there is no hit. I'm not saying that there aren't more sturgeon swimming around out there with 3/0 hooks in their backs, just that there probably aren't that many. Is one too many? Depends on who you ask. Would be interesting to hear from a seasoned sturgeon angler as to what % of the fish they bring to hand are wounded in such a manner; haven't read many such reports (and there is a long sturg thread on another board).
"Your basic fishing licence entitles you to angle ... fish (with or without a rod) with one fishing line to which only one hook, one artificial lure OR one artificial fly is attached." (2011-2013 Synopsis, p. 9). In other words, wool's not a loophole; one can fish with a bare hook if he/she so chooses.
Tight lines m8