Fish stocks need Star Wars defense
Montreal Gazette 12 August 2003

UBC fisheries expert Daniel Pauly favours drastic measures to save the world's fish stocks.

A keynote speaker at the American Fisheries Society convention in Quebec City, Pauly said that in an age when technology has given fishermen the capacity, using global positioning satellites, to track down "the last fish between two rocks," he favours adapting proposed Star Wars technology to protect the fisheries.

Pauly wants to equip all fishing boats with black boxes so they can be tracked from space by satellites, and boats violating fishing bans can be identified.

"If boats have black boxes, as they should have, then you can know where they are," he said. "And at best we would have a space station that shoots them with laser beams."