Apart from the biological impacts, rural fishing communities are amongst the most impoverished socioeconomic class worldwide, and cannot compete with modernized fleets of commercial fishing vessels. Consequently, many ill-fated fishermen are coerced into shark finning and sea turtle poaching to compensate for their economic loss. Geographic isolation and insufficient funding towards education further challenge many of these such communities, often forcing families to migrate elsewhere in search of alternate sources of income, and thereby dismantling households and contributing to illegal immigration as well. Internationally these people are branded as criminals; in reality, they are but doing their best to survive.