Illegal Fishermen Are Damaging Rare Glass Sponge Reefs But Most Are Never Caught

A recreational fisherman was just hit with a steep $18,000 fine, for dropping eight prawn traps onto delicate glass sponge reefs. Environmental groups warn of “a complete economic and ecological collapse” of reefs in Howe Sound and Hecate Strait unless Ottawa speeds up protection and cracks down harder on illegal fishermen. More