Doc, the talk at the early meeting was that they don't like to take things away. They don't want to say it's a 3 fish bag, then have to reduce it.
Basically, if things track well they can adjust the limit up in season.
The industry folks really wanted them to state a 3 fish limit to create buzz and sell gear. If the ocean lights up in July there will be plenty of buzz.
I don't think 3 fish limit is dead.