From the testimony given at the last meeting, the commercials are 100% convinced that the standard gillnet is the gear-type of choice. The option to use smaller-mesh tangle-net gear was offered up by a rec guy, but they (GN's) absolutely refused to accept that it could be feasible... too much grass, too much anchovies, too much....
Here's the bottom line.... they squelch any potential of their industry succeeding in a modern wild fish paradigm because they refuse to adapt. It has everything to do with clinging to an ancient industrial fishing method to benefit a a handful of folks who refuse to adapt their gear to modern realities.
"Let every angler who loves to fish think what it would mean to him to find the fish were gone." (Zane Grey)
"If you don't kill them, they will spawn." (Carcassman)