Yep, right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A., a group of California-based boats use drift gill nets to target swordfish. This fishery has been under scrutiny since it began in the early 1980s due to the high number of sea turtles, marine mammals and nontarget fish that are incidentally caught and killed. At the peak of the fishery in 1986, there were 251 permitted vessels. Today, with less than 20 vessels participating, the California drift gill-net fishery still kills more dolphins, porpoises and whales than all other fisheries on the U.S. West Coast and Alaska combined. They kill their fair share of striped marlin as well, even though the commercial sale of striped marlin has been banned in California since 1937. It’s difficult to know just how many marlin are killed by this fishery; the observer coverage for the fleet is around only 12 percent in recent years.