Fisheries at Keseunnma, Japan’s busiest port have landed 14,000 tons of sharks, the fins are taken off the sharks and the rest of it gets thrown back into the sea. Most of the fins are used for jerky, accessories and shark-skin bags. People not living in Japan know very little or nothing about the trade in shark fins and the fishery workers like to keep it that way.From the questions that were asked, it gave an indication of how the respondents viewed sharks and the role they thought sharks played in the marine ecosystem. The important thing about the results is that not everyone was on the same page and had different views of what they thought was right and who should make the big decisions such as whether or not sharks should be culled. It’s a good thing that people are not on the same page because it would then mean that humans all have blinders on and only listen to what there are told and do not explore things for
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.
The turtle also suffers an injury from a fire ant crawling into its shell. While the significance of the turtle can be argued, turtle can be seen as a symbolic metaphor for both the masses of farmers, as well as the Joads and their plight struggling to survive during the economic crash during the 30’s in the United States. Much like the Joads, the turtle in the road encounters both mercy and kindness at times and aggression at others, and works hard to stay alive. The turtle was described to be working so hard to get to where it wanted that it’s legs were “...straining like elephant legs...”(Steinbeck, 21). In addition, just like the
Proposal The issue The issue is Baby Seal Hunting. The seals are mainly killed for their pelts, but hunters also sell their blubber, which is used to make ‘seal oil’ and sold as a health supplement, and the penises, which are a popular ingredient in aphrodisiacs in some Asian markets. So what happens is that every year around spring when the seal pups start shedding their white fuzzy fur. A hundred to thousand Canadian Fisherman ( Newfoundland and the Magdalen Islands of Quebec) find their way to the floes and proceed to club, bludgeon, shoot, and skin tens to hundreds of thousands of harp seals. About 95% of the seals killed in the ‘hunt’ are 3 weeks to 3 months old.
This is why captains are buckling down on the manatees manners. If they do not follow the rules, they will have their permit pulled away from the FWC to run their business. FWC has really cracked down on these rules and helped manatees tremendously. This is important not only to save these creatures, but our economy here in Crystal River. Even locals can avoid harassing the manatees, By slowing down and observing the manatees without harassing them.
1911, Southern sea otters swam on every coast near the Pacific, Including the Sea of Japan. They lived in large kelp forests near shores and would usually stay on the surface of the water only diving when food was necessary. Being the most important part of the food chain, sea otters kept anything that would eat the seaweed like snails, and sea urchin populations in check so the kelp forests wouldn 't die out. Southern sea otter populations near the west were unknown, but the American east coast has around “15,000 otters through 1911 to 1928 and growth kept going”(The Monterey Bay Aquarium). Even though Sea otter population was growing by the thousands each year, at this time, many hunters caught the sight of free game just floating at the surface and many people took this opportunity as easy money for most.
The main cause of notable reduction in the population size for leatherbacks have been poaching, where animals are killed and their eggs are being dug up from nesting beaches (McLeish, 2009). Coastal people in particular, are always on the lookout for leatherback eggs. According to Reading and Miller (2000), leatherback turtle’s eggs are routinely subjected to heavy exploitation. The predation of eggs has declined the population of leatherbacks at Rantau Abang, Terengganu, Malaysia, to less than 1% compared to the records in the 1950s (Reading & Miller, 2000). These turtle eggs are normally taken and sold as food.
As a whole, whale hunting has become more and more conventional. It seems like nothing is wrong for hunting whales from the ocean. If this activity continues to be uncontrolled, whales will extinct in one day. Although whale hunting is known to be profitable to the hunters, whaling is still unacceptable because they are the beautiful creation of mother nature that we have to protect, it is considered as animal cruelty or abusion and it will cause pollution to the sea, thus becoming danger to human beings. First and foremost, whaling should be completely banned to
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.
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.