Argumentative Essay: Why Fishing Should Be Banned?

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Have you ever thought about how fish are caught? Trawling is one type of fishing, it is a method of fishing that uses a large weighted net, and drags it along the seafloor crushing everything in its path. Trawling is used in many protected areas, destroying them, causing them to become dead zones. These zones are called dead zones because they are filled with toxic sediment which makes the areas uninhabitable. There are three main reasons why trawling should be banned. First, it is a very wasteful type of fishing because there are many other living things killed or damaged in the process of trawling. Second, it destroys many protected ecosystems. It heavily damages already suffering sea bed ecosystems, that recover at very slow rates. Finally, it kills many non-commercial fish, reducing their populations uselessly. Trawling at certain times, may have 80- 90% bycatch, which is sea life that was not supposed to be caught. The dead fish that are bycatch are then thrown back into the ocean. For…show more content…
At times, 80-90% of the whole catch may be non-commercial fish, that are killed and thrown back into the ocean, mainly dead. This happens because some fishermen are careless, and do not know where the fish they are meant to catch, causing them to catch fish that are not commercial. Others may think that if the fish is not a “food fish” then it is released back into the ocean, and it will live. This is not true because by the time the fishermen get around to collecting the fish they want, most of the fish are already dead. They may throw back a few fish, but those will most likely die, or become quick food for a predator. In many cases, it is easier for the fishermen to pick out the fish they want, then the non-commercial fish. This is another example of there being more fish that are non-commercial, compared to the fish that are going to become food. This is another one of the main reasons that trawling should be

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