“Cook is among hundreds of fishermen in Grand Manan – an [Canadian] island of about 2,500 people – who have been temporarily banned from fishing after the sighting of a single North Atlantic right whale.
“This is unprecedented,” said Cook, chairman of the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association’s lobster advisory board. “We’ve never seen this before, and hopefully we never see it again.”” https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/06/canada-grand-manan-ban-fishing-endangered-whale
A lobster advised him not to worry: keep overfishing and destroying habitat and the few hundred right whales will soon be none left whales.
“Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry … blew up 41 illegal foreign fishing vessels. … In an act of ironic repurposing, the boats were downed with relatively weak explosives in order to maintain their shapes as underwater fish-aggregating devices.” (http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0521-kaye-41-vessels-sunk.html)
An ironic reporpoise commented that, in addition to their salvation, the fish were delighted to receive the bonus pollution.
“Experts estimate that fishing subsidies equivalent to tens of billions of dollars are still used annually in the fisheries sector without attention to their impacts on sustainability. … With so many fisheries already stretched past sustainable limits, and with a billion people depending on fish for their food security, subsidies that deplete fish stocks are a form of madness.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=6927)