Re: Methods of collecting fish from the wild
At that point I really don't care if it does support poor 3rd worlders, they should find a new line of work. At any rate such practices are probably non-sustainable in the long run, so they are just hurting successive generations of "collectors."[/quote]
A prettty naive statement. What line of work do you propose they get into? These people are struggling to get by, and feed their families. If the buyers, those who buy directly from the collector, were to demand it and supply their source with equipment, the practice would end. However, they don't care as long as they get the fish cheap. They are in it for the money. Who do you think supplies the cyanide?
You are correct about it being unsustainable, as the cyanide kills the reef. No reef, no fish.
Join a fish club. Don't have one in your area? Start one.