We are all to blame
Destructive fishing is a problem worldwide and has been for 3 decades. If there is a market then someone is going to satisfy it. Legally or illegally. The answer is don't buy it!!! Just like drugs. Many countries are starting campaigns to encourage people to buy only farmed fish, shrimp, scallops etc. The Government will never do anything about it, not because they do not want to but because they will not spend the money to enforce the rules. Farmed fish do not taste as good but???? So next time you go to the supermarket or the local chippy, think about it!!!! As for the livelyhood of fisherman: sorry tough sh*t, there is no market for matches, parrafin lamps, etc, etc, these days either, they need to move with the times as most of us have had to do. Sea fish farming is a quite developed technology and proven to be economical. Perhaps the Gov. could provide subsidies for consortiums of fisherman to set up sea farming. Just my opinion. However; in reality, nobody realy gives a sh*t so nothing will be done.
Running around like a head with it's chicken cut off.