istock_000003422751mediumOverfishing by Canadian and other vessels has resulted in the decline of two thirds of the world’s 200 major fisheries; with the balance heading for eventual commercial collapse.  More than 25% of the world’s total haul is considered bycatch and is thrown away.  Drag nets and other destructive methods destroy vital habitat, and result in the deaths of millions of sea birds, turtles, whales and dolphins.  Even the World Bank and the World Trade Organization have said this is a badly over subsidized industry with too many vessels catching too many fish.