Photographer's Note

In this scene is Ventura Harbor's largest boats, a fishing trawler, and a small rental boat cruising through.
Trawling is the most efficient way to capture large numbers of fish, but also the most environmentally destructive. Bottom trawling over the sea bed can cause destruction to the marine plants and coral beds, including ruining rock beds, or with soft bottoms dispersing solids into the water.
Mid water trawling while not destroying the ocean floor, does 'non-selective' collection of all animals. Marine life dragged into the nets are usually killed, including the Dolphins which are lung breathing mammals. Perhaps most destructive is the efficiency of trawling drastically reducing the marine life population.
Perhaps a compromise is to set quotas on trawling catches?

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