Way to go AusCan
We all know that the fisheries are depleting and no fisherman I have ever met practices self control if it were left to him alone. It's always regulations and the threat of fines that seems to work.
I don't like the fact they made most of my favorite fishing spots a reserve now, but I totally understand it.
The Catalina channel used to have so many sardines you could almost walk on them. Then the seiners came and fished them out. Before that we had tuna, marlin, swordfish, and many other fish in local waters. It's all gone now.
Who's to blame? The gardener that used sardine fertilizer or the commercial fishermen who fished out the sardines?