I'm with you. That's the first think I seen in the transcript. The part about the gaps from 2007 year class fish till now. Of course we're not taking that year class, we only get 1 a day. We have to pass all those to get the bigger ones. But they are at fault for that, not us.
Of course we know also that the age is crazy on these fish. When you can put two 6 footers side by side and one will be 5-10 and the other will be 40 yrs old. Either they method of aging is wrong or the growth rate is whacked. Either way, no one can honestly guess the age of a fish by length.