According to world wildlife organisation, overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results may not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. According to the research world wildlife organisation, 1.6% of the world’s oceans have been declared as marine protected areas (MPAS), and 90% of existing MPAS are open to fishing. MPAS are important because they protect habitats such as coral reefs from destructive fishing practices.
Once you feel that you have a fish on the line, you can set the hook and bring in the fish. This method is a good way to make sure that overfishing does not happen. Overfishing is when a body of water gets fished so much that the fish population is almost extinct in that body of water. Overfishing happens a lot more often when people use different fishing methods like cast nets. Cast nets and trolling lines are where a fisherman places nets deep in the water, and they extend from ten to one hundred feet.
This essay will be investigating the extent to which people must reduce overfishing in order to preserve animal populations. Overfishing can be defined as ‘the catching of too many fish resulting in the deterioration of marine biodiversity and food systems, as fish populations decline.’ This essay will overlay the perspectives of Hong Kong, the perspective of Japan, and finally the significance of overfishing on me and my family. Overfishing is a very important discussion because it has become a global issue, resulting in collapse of the entire marine ecosystem. Fish is also one of the main sources of food around the world. The collapse of the marine ecosystem would result in the a massive amount of loss in fish stocks, resulting in the loss of business and the starvation of many people around the world that rely on fish as their major supply of food.
The downside to this plan is that in order to create a canal and to flow water into it, it would expose much more of the basin along the shore. The most realistic plans to save the Salton Sea involve a multilevel approach including the use of dikes, evaporation systems, water treatment and desalination facilities, and artificial rivers to transport water. However, in order to restore the Salton Sea, salt is not the only thing that must be removed. Nutrient removal must be performed at the tributaries to the Salton Sea. The issue of agricultural runoff must be addressed before any of these plans can be successful.
This project is just one example of the many ways that Ducks Unlimited works in the environment. “The decline of waterfowl populations and the loss of wetlands are high-ranking environmental concerns in North America.” (Granzio and Cross, 1). Ducks Unlimited is important. Without their projects and work, waterfowl levels wouldn’t be where they are today, which would be damaging for the environment. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s main focus is to protect the animal, the environment, and to make sure that these things increase in size and numbers.
Rivers that are in the process of being stocked, may be “closed” for that amount of time. The closing itself is an example of how fishing is kept from being inhumane because similar to hunting, the fish could be more at risk during this time and it prevents fishermen from fishing during this time. Stocking rivers not only benefits the fish populations, but the fishermen in the area also benefit from stocking. There is not just one type of fish stocking. The type of stocking depends on the water, if it is cold water or warm water.
Overfishing, by definition, is fishing until fish stocks are at unacceptable levels in any body of water, particularly the ocean. Overfishing creates a complex, interconnected web of problems which is difficult to untangle. For starters, it depletes fish populations ruthlessly. As a
mainly talked about the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing both in US domestic waters as well as high seas. IUU fishing impacts sustainable global fisheries, food security, marine ecosystems, and conservation and management measures that protect marine resources. According to NOAA, IUU fishing significantly affects multi-billion dollar US fisheries industry. Therefore, I think the speaker is addressing an important issue. I learned a bunch of new things from this presentation.
Have you ever thought what would we be like without fish. How important is our marine life? Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be brought to an end very quickly. Overfishing is an urgent matter that should not be pushed aside as if it was not as important as the rest. As a result of overfishing, we could lose 90% of ocean fish.
This decrease affects the ecosystems in which the salmon reside as well as puts the future of Pacific Salmon as both a species and a food source in danger. Using the key ideas from Garret Hardin’s essay “The Tragedy of the Commons,” the depletion of commercial salmon fisheries must be examined. Ultimately, programs for habitat restoration