Offshore drilling is most definitely NOT good for fish or fisheries in any way whatsoever...in fact, there is no doubt that it is bad for our planet, period. Saying that oil platforms would provide habitat for fish and increase their numbers is a completely inane statement. While it is true that fish will congregate around natural as well as artificial structures, this is no way leads to any significant "boost" in their populations. Not to mention, active drilling for oil with all its inherent dangers for the marine environment FAR, far outweigh any personal achievements a fisherman might seek out.
Your "point" is selfish, ignores the consequences to marine environments, and lacks any substance whatsoever. It's a crying shame to think that locals actually might think this way, instead of thinking critically about offshore drilling (and extending our dependence on petroleum in general) and its serious impacts. And if you can't think for yourself, at least listen to the professional critical thinkers with plenty of experience about these issues: ecologists.
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