To control the overfishing and growing industrial fishing market, in 1977 the Canadian Government introduced a 200 mile management zone but by that time most of the ecological damage had started. However, during this time other industries like resource-extraction failed, which put pressure on the fishing industry and even the government had to encourage more catching of fish for exports. However, as stocks of cod fish continued to drastically decline the government finally decided to ban cod fishing in 1992. Though the cod fishing industry boosted the Canadian economy and provided employment for local
Fish populations are on the decline, no thanks to carless fishermen and their pollution. Some nets get snagged on the bottom and the fishermen couldn’t care less. They don’t take the time to cut the net open, let the fish out and try to pull it up. Instead they cut the net off at the boat, and unless the fish fight their way out, they get dragged to the bottom, trapped, alone, unable to survive, while the fishermen above laugh carelessly and start the cycle again. Fish provide 7 billion people with almost 15% or more of their dietary animal protein.
Humans have grown to become highly fascinated with sharks, leading to growth in the ecotourism industry. Shark tourism generates more than $300 million a year. The growing appeal to sharks has generated over 10,000 jobs (Blog Conservation). “One estimate for hammerhead sharks suggests that a live shark, over the course of its lifetime, is worth $1.6 million, which is a great deal higher than the $200 the dead shark can sell for” (Ocean Portal). Sharks are much more useful when kept alive, and can be beneficial for several years; however, once they are dead there are no more benefits to be reaped besides what is originally obtained.
Although there are many groups of people who depend on oceans for sustainable livelihoods, they are the most vulnerable because they become so reliant on natural resources and are harming themselves without even knowing it. Oceans are increasingly threatened, degraded or destroyed by human activities, as this causes the oceans to reduce their ability to provide crucial ecosystem services. Important threats that
This is concerning for a couple of reasons. First, it has a tremendous negative impact on the marine ecosystem. Species are being taken away from ecosystems, in some cases even being depleted to near levels of extinction. For example, the same UN report reveals that, worldwide, nearly 90% of predatory fish stocks are gone . That means that most of the world is losing
The act of hunting whales has been around since the beginning of human history. However, overexploitation throughout the last centuries has severely depleted these species. Yet still, thousands of whales are killed each year for profit. Mankind’s avaricious nature for more money has driven these creatures to their demise. Despite that, an increasing number of people worldwide are against commercial whaling.
Fishery Management: RBM and Fishery Subsidy Over fishing around the globe has lead to a dire need in effective fishery management as it has led to fisheries depleting worldwide. Seafood is one of the more popular delicacies around the world and is also the source of income for millions of fishers globally. Lack of and poor fishery management has led to an exhaust of the fish stock in the ocean, which in turn has had a negative impact on biodiversity. Poor management has also been a factor economically as it leads to a loss of about $50 billion annually for fisheries around the world. If proper steps are taken the problem can be managed, Fishery Solutions Center believes that if management is improved then abundance of fish can increase by
They take things and just believe it without knowing the truth or doing any research to support the claim. Today in the United States there are approximately three different Sea Worlds located in San Diego, San Francisco, Orlando, and San Antonio. Over the past years, Sea World has begun to lose a lot of revenue and money because of drastic drops in people attending Sea World. According to Michael Calia in his article “Sea World hit by Bad Press; Stock Off 33%” this drop is mainly because of the recent media debate about the treatment of the captive Orcas in Sea World. Publicists and media stated that the treatment of these animals was very bad and they deserved to be set free into the
Keeping the Ocean Free of Debris Pollution in the Persian gulf is negatively impacting marine life How much are we trashing our ocean? CNN, February 12th 2015. Arabian Gulf coral reefs dying a slow death. Gulf news, June 10th, 2014. Spill, Dolphin Deaths Spark Alarm At Persian Gulf Pollution.
Millions of animals and birds cannot withstand such environmental changes; their populations become smaller and, eventually, disappear altogether from the face of the earth. Clumping of debris in the ocean is one of the biggest problems of the world, as it is far from people, no one takes it seriously. So, this research paper is dedicated to such problem as
Humans are expanding out into the ocean which is causing manatees to lose their habitat. Manatees live in shallow warm waters and as humans expand manatees do not have many places that they can relocate to. Manatees are like the Native Americans in the sense that they had their land taken from them. Some manatees have been relocated to zoos or other natural protected lands so they can live in the wild and not have to worry about having a food shortage or being struck by boats. In conclusion, manatees are becoming extinct because people are populating the water that manatees live in which is causing them to die.