Not trying to argue ethics, but taking a picture of a fish and releasing it takes about 10 seconds. PROPERLY handled fish will have no problem with this. As far as spawning goes there are bass tournaments down south where fish are caught off of beds and taken up to 70 miles to a weigh in , do you think they find there nest again. I doubt it! They don't have any problems down there with quality or numbers. People have been taking pictures of fish In season or out since the inception of the camera. This is just another example of NYS lawmakers not working together with the people in the trenches to make laws and put funding where it is truly needed.
Just my 2 cents.