Sri Lanka is one of the worst offenders when it comes to illegal fishing for tuna, billfish and sharks, Greenpeace says. Many of the boats are using destructive gill nets, longlines and even fishing in marine reserves, the environmental group says. It has documented illegal Sri Lankan activity, and when it checked the holds of one boat inside a protected marine reserve, it found its storage areas filled with shark, including endangered bigeye threshers, as well as tuna and a swordfish. The boat was using a kilometre-long gill line. The European Union has warned Sri Lanka and seven other countries, including Belize, Cambodia, Fiji, Guinea and Panama, that they faced being listed as “uncooperative partners” in the global fight against unlawful marine practices because they had failed to take corrective measures to stem illegal fishing. If you’re fishing these areas and wondering why bites are at a premium, read this and get rightly angry.