As stated yesterday, there are individuals who opt to hunt and fish for wild animals, as a food source, without licenses. I juxtaposed residents of urban and semi-urban societies who hunt for such "bushmeat" as a choice with people living in "traditional" and quasi-traditional societies who likewise hunt and fish for wild animals but do so because it's their main avenue of survival. But there also is a category of individuals who live in non-traditional locales who seem to flaunt the very notion of "rule of law" behavior, and for these individuals laws simply do not apply to them (in their own minds); they do whatever they want whenever they want to. In this example of hunting and fishing, this means anything goes.
Within modern, Western(ized) societies, and enshrined under numerous international laws, hunting and fishing permits & licenses exist not solely as income-generating mechanisms. They exist because nowadays there's a widespread understanding that, to sustain a given species or an ecosystem in the wild, certain restrictions--e.g., the need to abide by the use of permissible, sanctioned techniques and/or technologies to hunt or fish, an awareness of the seasonality/hibernation/migration factor of all wildlife, the adherence to a specific number (limits/quotas) one is allowed to catch, and the equally important adherence to a size and/or a weight minimum of the species being fished/hunted, etc., etc--need to be imposed and must be duly enforced. If not, the species or entire ecosystems in question will indeed become overhunted/overfished and, ultimately, left unchecked, could become threatened, endangered and/or extinct over time. Individuals and groups who avoid, or circumvent, such "extinction-preventing restrictions" (such as not obtaining requisite permits and/or licenses, ignoring quotas and/or size/weight minimums, etc.) are, in my view, animal poachers, and their stories do in fact belong here. This includes a solitary person arrested for fishing without a permit just as much as it applies to 20 people arrested aboard an ocean-going trawler out on the high seas, bringing in an enormous haul of protected species and/or using unpermitted technology to capture fish that are in no way likely to become endangered any time soon. There is no difference other than the scale of the two events.