well a bit of give and take here. They are not and never have been all goody gumdrops fishermen for ever and a day. Piracy has always been in the books. However the fishing has been sustainable, it no longer is. Some have found that the potential money can offer a way out, if they survive. On the other hand they can always depend on some Quango lifting them out of the oggin and taking them to Euroland..Oh Wait...er no, EU trawlers collapsed the local fishing industry.
unemployed fishermen + boats + passing EUropean ships = new employment opportunity