Fish Are Not Evolved To Deal With Humans

There is a bleak fact that commercial fishers refuse to accept — the only way to restore a moribund fish population is to stop fishing it altogether. Why is this so? Fish have been here for hundreds of millions of years. They have been managing their populations with hardwired genetically controlled behaviour. Suddenly, out of nowhere spring humans with all manner of machines and lures for catching fish. Humans instantly became the #1 ocean predator. Fish have no way to adjust to such a rapid change. It would take at least a million years for them to adjust. To succeed, we humans must never take more than that species of fish are evolved to immediately replace.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)