If the Japanese do not get their crabs by that time, then they will gladly go to the Russian market, which has been clouded by questionable practices. Much of the Russian crabs are being poached and exported illegally (Alaskan Seafood, 1). These practices will be more empowered and heightened by the shortened king crab season in Alaska. The U.S. government not only took away millions from the U.S. economy, but also encouraged the shady fishing of Russian King
Once it came to light the number of whales being killed was putting the whale populations under threat, a ban was introduced. This ban was introduced by the body that controls whaling - International Whaling Commission. Many still argue against the ban for whaling. Countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway want to uplift this ban that is stopping them from whaling. The simple fact of it
1. 90-100 million tons are killed and wiped off the planet each year. Consisting of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Fish are a primary food source to 3.5 billion people worldwide and the depletion of the species is leaving millions of people hungry. Over fishing is a huge problem that needs to be stopped.
This shows that an environmental threat that blue crabs face is pollution because if about 1 million animals are dying each year because of pollution, we have a serious problem. Furthermore, another ecological hazard that this incredible animal faces is fishing and it’s equipment. According to the text, “Modern fishing methods have created some serious problems for the ocean. The populations of almost all fish species that we eat have shrunken,”(Dignan 14). This proves that another environmental threat that blue crabs faces are fishing because they may not be a type of fish, but, like most crabs, they are fished, caught and sold.
The situation can quickly turn into a global crisis. If it becomes less plankton, it means that fish and turtles will have nothing to eat, and if they begin to disappear, then the number of predators such as sharks and whales, also will be reduced. And it will be an echo of humanity for their actions, because less sea food will be available to
Although many people are against this catch and release there are many people that are for it. There are three main reasons why sport fishing is beneficial. First and foremost, when there are plenty of fish in the ocean, the rivers, lakes and, ponds and people have been catching and releasing for years then why should it affect anything now. It will make the population go down faster if you keep all the fish you get. It will kill them faster if you keep all the little fish people catch.
“The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend 's tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar problems to come around the world, scientists say, thanks in part to climate change.” (Jane Lee). There could be many fish killed if there is another algae bloom. The water crisis is caused by warm water and runoff. If there is another water crisis it will affect many things. Water crises are bad in many ways so don’t pollute the
If we let all of them in and making the total of 150, the boat swamp, everyone drowns” The question here is made for the rich nations, and by using pathos in the sentence, I felt sad and worry at the same time; sad for the poor people of how much they had to suffer, worry for us because if we decide to help all of them, no one will be survive. Pathos also displayed in the “Overloading the Environment” section, Hardine’s point shows that “the population in India is 600 million, and increase 15 million each year. Every new life will put an additional burden on the environment, every Indian life saved through medical and nutritional assistance program diminishes the quality of life for those who remain, and for the next generation, as their current growth rate threatens, will future generations of Indians thank us for hastening the destruction of their environment? Will our good intentions be sufficient excuse for the consequence of our actions?” Hardine had done a great job by making us feel bad and question ourself about
“Each year 250,000,000 pounds of trash are littered in the U.S.”(“Eye-Opening Statistics”). That is a lot of trash that is in the oceans, streets, and in the wild. This is one of the many reasons why everyone needs to stop littering. “100,000 sea mammals, sea turtles , and
The effects of an El Niño can be sensed all over the globe for over a year. The last El Niño to have occurred was in the summers of 1997-98 and it resulted in a colossal decrease of young fur seals. The reason for the loss of the young seals is, that the adult seals will eat before the young ones due to the small amount of food and starvation usually has the biggest impact in the loss of the young seals. As long as the El Niño keeps occurring the population of the Galapagos fur seals will most likely continue to
The stakeholders in this issue are environmental groups, such as Greenpeace, who firstly advocated for the ban on commercially fishing Pollock in Alaska, as well as the Federal government, who passed the legislature. Their actions have directly led to the endangerment of the Western stock stellar sea lion. Fortunately, they are also the precise people who can remedy the situation. Should my plan of action, the reintroduction of commercial fishing of Western stock Pollock, be effective, the stellar sea lions could achieve their carrying capacity once more. The herring population would grow exponentially, which in turn would cause a major growth in sea lion population.
The first expectation McEwen predicted was that salmon would be a problem in the restoration plan. In his article, McEwen explains, “Salmon need clear, cool, highly oxygenated water to thrive – a description that hasn’t fit the San Joaquin since the 1940s”(1). His claim is that the restoration plan won’t work, since the waters are scalding for salmon. In addition, an editorial from this year, “Salmon belong where they can thrive – not in San Joaquin River”,
It’s not realistic because by doing that they’re exposing millions of people to the harmful toxins of the lake beds of the Sea and endangering wildlife. Accelerating the drying process is the last thing we need. Also, there is not enough funds for the long-term restoration of the Sea. The Salton Sea Task Force’s recommendation is to restore between 9,000 and 12,000 acres of shoreline habitat by 2020 using available state funds. Their plan is realistic because it involves using many the state has, which makes it a more obtainable goal in the long
The lecturer and the reading passage offer two theories to explain why the sea otter population is in rapid decline. The two theories are predation theory and pollution theory. The professor argues predation is the more likely cause than pollution because of the absence of dead sea otters washing up on shores. However, the reading passage attributes the decline of the sea otters population based on evidence of increased ocean contaminates leading to greater vulnerability to infections. Also, the lecturer argues that orcas are likely factors in the population decline of the sea otters because of the scarcity of their usual prepay.
If your family is starving but the laws told you that you cannot go out and get food, what do you do? A similar question was running circles in Tommy Pikok Sr. and John Nusunginya’s head when the law told him he could not provide food for his family. In 1961 the Duck-In began when the Migratory Bird Treaty was signed. This treaty outlawed hunting from March to September when the birds were only available for harvest in Alaska. As a result, the hungry Iñupiaq people in Barrow decided to pay no mind to the law and protested.