My little family worked in a healthy scallop fishery. The "privatizers" wanted it all. We got thrown overboard in the catch share frenzy. All we wanted was to make a living and provide people with fresh, day boat seafood. Putting us out of business was like denying ants crumbs at picnics.
Swimming through the wreckage, I noticed there were lots of displaced fishermen.
The first vessel to show up was a yacht called The Pretenders. It was full of politicians. Some were too busy feasting to notice us treading water. One gazed upon us and offered advice along the lines of "these sea serpents are your friend, don't fret."
One politician replied, "We will get you disaster money." Another one couldn't commit until the impact study was complete. As the yacht departed, this quote came to mind: "Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it." by C. Hightower.
At last, here comes a fishing vessel. They will be sure to take action. My heart sunk, when I saw the Catch Share Profiteers onboard. They told us to quit our whining and move aside. They were late for a meeting with the topmost sea serpent. I bid this "Ship of Fools" a farewell.