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The subtle art of catching fish out of season, removing the meat, then releasing the remains back to the sea.
This is mainly done to avoid being caught by a Fish & Game warden, and thus avoiding a hefty fine.

A takeoff on the term catch and release
"It'll have to be filet and release, if I catch a salmon on this fishing trip, since the season was over last week."
by MikekiM September 24, 2005
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