Moreover, numerous unwanted fish and sea animals die unnecessarily in the course of the fishing process annually. Thus, it is worth reiterating that unsustainable fishing is one of the biggest threats to sea animals and its continuation could possibly drive these species to near extinction. Notably, the extinction of sea animals could have a destroying effect on the food security, income, and even livelihood of many people who depend entirely on oceanic resources. Thus, humanity ought to embrace sustainable fishing practices. In addition, shark finning and whale hunting also
Fishers leave the nets in the ocean or accidentally drop them. Needless to say, whatever way they are getting in the ocean they are harming quite a few animals. Sea turtles and seals are getting caught in fishing nets because they float in the water instead of sink. These animals are getting tangled and aren’t able to get free and they end up drowning. Fishing nets are not the only thing harming sea turtles either.
Water pollution or marine littering has been affecting marine life due to trash being thrown into the ocean without caring or thinking about the problem that is being created. Beaches and Islands are being filled with trash, ruining the beautiful land that attracted tourist to want to visit, are now filled with trash that is also killing marine life. Therefore, marine littering is a critical issue that needs a solution by affecting the environment of the organisms that inhabiting it and it is up to the community and not the local business to fix this problem by depositing trash in its correct location and recycle all material that can be recycled before it permanently affects the environment. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a man-made creation that perfectly explains how to land that can help the environment to improve is actually being used to kill marine life. Katherine Cooney’s TIME
The inability of sea turtle populations to recover has been partly attributed to their incidental capture in fisheries. Sea Turtle Excluder Devices (TED) have been designed and implemented to address the by-catch issue. Human threats are also present on beaches. Turtles are particularly vulnerable during the reproductive stages, and there are several threats presented to nesting turtles. A major indirect threat is the anthropogenic manipulation of coastal nesting areas; this limits the space the turtle has to nest and could negatively alter the turtle’s nesting behavior.
Both recreational and commercial fishing have a huge impact on overfishing, by keeping under sized fish and other aquatic life. Not only do fish have to worry about fishermen but they also have to worry about each other, fish deplete their own population by feeding on one another. For example, Betta fish are known to eat fish of the same species but can live peacefully with fish of another species. Therefore, humans should embrace and follow fishing laws rather than try to sneak
Since, the increasing popularity of scuba diving has put more strain on coral reefs around the world. In fact, specially the driver work underwater photographers and beginners sometime make contact with fragile corals, breaking them or damaging them and leaving them susceptible to bacterial attack and disease. Eventhough they are not colleting illegal of coral reef still that they did not be responsibility to what they have done with coral reef. Occasionally, all the souvenirs are made from marine life for instances polished shells, clams and nautilus shells, jewelry made from shell or tortoise shell, pictures with dried seahorses, ashtrays made from clams (Teresa Zubi, 2015). Therefore, the impact of overfishing and illegal collecting of coral may destroyed the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life.
If the sharks are removed it would cause the prey population to grow and eventually die out due to starvation. Seals and Sea Lions eat around 6%-8% of their body weight in fish per day. Great white sharks control the seal and sea lion population, therefore preventing the fish population from becoming wiped out. If their food source was to be destroyed the seals and sea-lions would have to migrate to find food. In addition to the loss of fish, coral reefs will also die.
This results in the change of an ecosystem, which causes corals to have harmful effects, and even end up bleaching. When fishing companies have taken almost all of the fish, now they must move to a different part of land, which can also be beneficial for the fishermen or company. Tourism companies employ thousands of people to work near coral reefs, a very hot location of vacationers. While ecotourism effects corals, the only effect on corals dying out on hot locations would also be tourism companies and workers losing jobs. Without fishing or tourism jobs, our economy could face threats because of the millions of people who rely on corals throughout their livelihood, now losing their work.
Sea turtles often eat plastic bags instead of jellies. This cost for turtle a life, as plastic causes a blockage within digestive system. But this is only the beginning. Spots made of plastic cover for Sunlight cannot penetrate through plastic garbage into the water, algae and plankton, which is the bottom of the food chain, may simply die out. The situation can quickly turn into a global crisis.
Bottled water is harmful to the environment due to the plastic holder that contains the water, is made from chemicals that could make anyone or anything sick. The plastic also takes a very long time to decompose in the earth and you can not burn the plastic without the chemicals in the plastic reacting to the heat, causing a harmful gas that could be fatal if it is breathed in by humans and animals alike. As mentioned in paragraph five in the article “BUNDANOON JOURNAL: Ban on Bottled Water, Apparently a First, Puts a Small Town on a Big Stage.” Huw Kingston, owner of Ye Old Bicycle Shoppe, “The ban did not start as an environmental crusade, the ban started when a bottling water company sought permission to extract millions of liters of water from the