The Asian carp should be removed from the Great Lakes as shown in the following paragraphs. The Asian carp are an invasive species because they are killing off many native species by either destroying their habitats or eating a large amount of food. Their population spreads very quickly, which makes it hard to stop or control them. Carp that are filter-feeder often compete with fish such as bigmouth buffalo and paddlefish, by taking away some of their food sources. They can also affect human lives; they have been known to jump up to 10 feet out of the water and even break bones.
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.
This also has a big part of why salmon are going extinct. ("Sockeye Salmon" 2017) In order to save the salmon people are needing to let nature take its course by letting the rivers flow free to take down the dams and, minimize the amount breeding in the fish hatcheries. People have had too big of an effect on salmon by building dams, causing climate change, and straightening rivers. The human effort alone is causing the population and size of salmon to decrease. ("Salmon Information, Facts, and Photos") This decrease is causing a lack of nutrients in the water and forests.
The primary objective should be to remove the Zebra mussels from the great lakes even though the had positive impacts, the zebra mussels don’t belong in this ecosystem. This objective would take time, but if people work together this could happen faster. Small acts such as draining all water from your boats and bait wells could help stop the Zebra Mussels to spread fast. The future is in question for the little zebra mussel as they produce rapidly and outcompete native species in the lake but hopefully we can control them in the
When you catch a fish its traumatizes it. When a fish is pulled out the water, it can cause their protective scales to fall off, so therefore they would be vulnerable to deadly diseases. Losing their scales can cause a dangerous amount of lactic-acid build-up in their muscles, oxygen depletion, and damage to their mouth and fins. In addition, the fish population has declined a tremendous amount in the past decade due to sport fishing. When people spend money on their “hobby” they can squander over $100.
When companies catch fish in the ocean they can’t tell which ones have been polluted and which ones haven’t. They look the same. When we eat marine animals that contain plastic, we in turn now have plastic in ourselves. The plastic will slowly kill us, just like it does with marine animals. Also, the ocean filters the air we breathe, and like said before, supplies 80% of the oxygen we breathe.
There are several causes of overfishing, such as fishing vessel in large number in one area, using a mesh net in a small size and high demand of fish. One example of overfishing was happened in Canada. Since 17th century, local fisherman in Canada has caught cod fish using a simple fishing gear. Simple fishing gear makes limited the volume of their harvest, limited the size and the age of fish. Because the demand of cod fish was in a high level, the industries were also decided to run the infiltrations in order to overcome that.
The main reason this has a social impact is because of fear. The fear of eating an infected bunch of shellfish stops companies and customers from buying them ("Paralytic Shellfish" 1 ). By the companies and regular customers not buying them, the companies lose money. This causes them to go into an economic depression, which may cause lose of money or bankruptcy ("Paralytic Shellfish" 2 ). The ecological effect is mainly the infection of certain marine life and may cause some species to slowly die off.
In “Hooked on a Myth”, Victoria Braithwaite proves that fish, in fact, do feel pain. But because fish feel pain, does that mean people shouldn 't fish them anymore? My answer is yes, people shouldn 't continue to to fish and eat them . People have always thought that fish are these little pea-brained creatures that just eat and swim around. So one really thinks twice about fishing and eating them.
These plants sometimes look red due to their photosynthetic pigments. Now they may not seem harmful, but they are a huge threat to fish and humans. The reason they are a threat to fish is because the algae irritates the fish’s gills, eventually suffocating them. The reason they are harmful to humans is because they cause millions of dollars of damage because of they have to clean up a massive amount of dead fish, beaches have to be closed to the problem is resolved, fisheries and shell fisheries are closed to harvesting. Unfortunately, people also have to go to the hospital to get the bio toxins removed because they ate this specific
Some marine species that are affected by bycatching are juvenile fish, bottom feeding organisms, sharks, whales, sea turtles, and birds. Losing ecological stabilization and unity will inevitably lead to the collapse of the ocean’s system. Not only does overfishing lead to environmental impacts, but also social and economic impacts. An example of this was the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery in the 1990s. As a result, thousands of individuals left the fishery hoping to work in other areas.
Imagine a world without any fish in our ocean, nothing for the next generation no ahis mahi mahis ,marlins and many more fish we won’t have if over fish our oceans. I feel that overfishing in Hawaii is a major problem for 3 reasons such as people are taking fish that are under the size limit on the fish, another example is people are taking the fish that are the big breeders and they don’t give them a chance to repopulate and for the last example is people are taking more than they need and it could be a waste because it just sits in the freezer. The first reason I think overfishing is a major problem in Hawaii is because people are taking fish that are small and under the size limit that they should be taking. This is a problem because they are not giving the fish enough time to reproduce also that when the take the small fish is a problem because, there is not enough meat on that fish anyways so they pretty much just took that fish and wasted it because it to small. They should of have let it go to grow as they say in the island “let um go let um grow” many people
Here are some of the main reason of why sharks are getting hunted. Not everybody is scared of sharks but the people that are don’t like to swim in the same waters as them or go out on a boat. So ever since then people have been killing sharks so that the waters would be safer to swim in. Barnett said “ The ocean is a domain of the sharks and we go there with risk always”. Which is true every were you go you are at risk and it is not safe for anybody to swim with sharks.
To those who don’t know who ODFW is, it is an organization that stands for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. This organization controls the rules and the laws of all wildlife and fishing. When it comes to being too strict, they are the definition. Some rules make it so much harder, they even involve taking barbs off hooks. To witness first hand, in an article it claims, “The commission declined to take action on a staff proposal that would have allowed the use of barbed hooks when fishing for salmon…” (pg.1 ODFW) As you can see, this proves that ODFW is making fishing much more difficult by changing the
This cut off the villages income making hard to stay afloat. Next came the ban on using big fishing nets shrimping, Regulators said it was catching to many other fish and hurting the ecosystem. This killed the traditional fishing tactics and diminished the drive of the Chinese. Because of these regulations. As a result of these laws, the population of China Camp Village declined until almost all residents were