For now, I think the Sea Shepherds will focus on commercial interests like the bluefin tuna netters, as well as whalers. So law-abiding recreational anglers are safe from their rage (I have visions of the Sea Shepherds' Bob Barker ramming a long-range sportifishing boat off Guadalupe Island). And if the Sea Shepherds' efforts to help bluefin tuna populations pay off, so much the better. And I will continue to watch Whale Wars. Even though Sea Shepherd crew members seem to bumble a lot and are prone to mistakes, mishaps and equipment malfunctions -- many born of the crew's inexperience and lack of training -- I want to believe that they know in their hearts that recreational fishermen were the first marine conservationists. And like the first Sea Shepherd I met in 1988, they should seek to help us, not ram us.