Editor's Note: This second-year symposium is one of a kind for the Gulf fishery. Just like anything in its infancy, it has room to grow into a full forum and hopefully one that will heed the calls to conservation issues. This discourse needs to happen, but the symposium lacked true debate, even though the entire symposium worked towards that goal. For the most part, the panels consisted of ones' opinions, which is expected to get started, but the follow up of how to fuse opinions into a flowing solution was mostly invisible. Scientists, fishery-management and commercial fishermen were timed and moderated, just like any good debate, but the time that's needed to further discuss a solution was amiss. The panelists wanted it. The audience wanted it. The symposium is a step in the right direction towards solutions, but the shoes worn were just a size too small. I am looking forward to what the future holds for this symposium.