Neil Hammerschlag, director of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program and research assistant professor at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science compared O'Donnell's legal fishing endeavor to the illegally killing of an endangered species. "She wouldn't go out hunting tigers. I don't see her pictured in front of some tiger strung up," he said. "Yet these are the tigers of the ocean, they're a top predator and they're in serious decline. Yet we kill them for sport."