Shrimpers mean no harm. Like the rest of us, they are just trying to make a living, in this case from the harvest of natural resources. The bycatch issue makes a convenient metaphor for our treatment of natural resources in general, and calls to mind various worrisome issues that will have to be resolved. If we stop trawling, what happens to the fishermen whose livelihoods depend on shrimping? If we disallow strip mining to save the mountains of West Virginia, where do those miners go to find work? If in our efforts to save endangered species we stop all commercial use of land and resources in various areas, are we prepared to suffer the consequences as they involve our quality of life suffer for it in the long run?