The press is trying to make this sound like they were innocent divers trying to save some sharks from illegal fishermen. Reading between the lines, it sounds more like they are ecoterrorist enviroweenies. They spent three hours retrieving a marked fishing line with sharks and Jewfish on the line.
Look, I am a diver. I love seeing sharks. I love looking at the reef, but every diver (should) know that you don’t fuck with fishing gear, and you don’t fuck with lobster traps. It’s a crime. To top it off, they disposed of the marker buoy, and even the fishing line that the police told them to leave on the dock as evidence. If they REALLY believed that the line was an illegal fishing rig, wouldn’t they have wanted to see the poachers caught?
No, this was a couple of assholes trying to make a name for themselves by saving some fish from the evil fishermen.