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 impact of overfishing on shark populations has risen into the public eye over the recent years due to several documentaries and movies that have been released recently. Sharks are particularly vulnerable to over-exploitation due to their K-selected life strategy, having slow growth rates, long life spans and due to them reaching sexual maturity at relatively late age compared to that of other marine organisms (Stevens et al., 2000). Fisherman fish for sharks in order to get their fins, which is used to make shark fin soup (a delicacy in South-East Asia). This fishing has had a direct impact on the sharks’ community
The world’s oceans have been at our disposal since the beginning of our existence as a species. Today, there is strong, scientific evidence that highlights rising levels of pollution in our oceans. This man made problem, one that has specifically grown in recent years, has shown steady evidence and conclusive data indicating grim effects on marine environments and ecosystems. Looking at this issue through the lens of Aldo Leopold and David Orr, I will examine the ethical concerns in which we are taking advantage of something that we do not own, and our education regarding the subject as a whole (ENV100 Fall 2015, Lecture #4, 2015). Finally, as an ongoing issue that has many known contributors, I aim to highlight and illustrate preventative
With an alarming one in four shark species endangered across the globe, we have come to a breaking point where our oceans ecosystems could suffer permanent damage if the practice of shark finning in the oceans off of Eastern Asia continues as shark population’s plummet.
We live in a world where marine life eat our trash, while at the same time, people go days without having something to eat. It is a sad but devastating reality. Everyday the world’s oceans continue to become a universal junkyard. Marine pollution continues to grow exponentially on the one resource that separates us from the rest of the universe. On land, there is a different problem. Hundreds of thousands of people go to bed every night without food. We not only want to fix both of these issues, we need to. BlueGold is our non-profit organization that helps homeless people living near coastal cities receive food while collecting trash from the beach. Our goal is to not only clean up the ocean, but also help feed those who go hungry due to monetary incapabilities. Thus, we are able to tackle two ongoing problems in the world today, hunger and marine pollution.
Holland America Line (HAL) has grown into a sustainability leader in the global cruise line industry. HAL, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, was founded as a shipping and passenger line in 1871and in 1895 offered its first vacation cruises. Since the early stages HAL has always sought to become a leader in sustainability, in 1989 it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Carnival Corporation. This was a huge play for HAL because, Carnival Corporation was the largest company in the cruise line industry, dominating 52% of the market. Since joining Carnival, HAL has been one recognized as a leader in the cruise industry in its environmental sustainability. HAL has been a recipient of many prestigious awards for their efforts in sustainability.
When we are children we grow up watching movies that transport us to another world. Take Disney movies, typically Disney movies transport you to a faraway land with interesting individuals that tend to on adventures; take Disney’s motion animated picture The Little Mermaid, within this movie we are given the opportunity to see how living underwater is “better”. That if you living on land there are many problems you generally would not find under the sea. Although this is an animated motion picture utilized to promote happiness in younger generations something interesting to note is that not everything under the water is better. Even though we have words such as: “calm”, “gentle”, “rebirth” etc. that are associated with the sea; within recent years the sea and everything within it are changing. There has been an increase in the demand for fish, with such high demand the fish industry are utilizing extensive measures in order to meet said high demand.
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. In addition, the new method that is used by the industries was by using high technology, that was trawling an area larger than before and to fish deeper in the ocean and also to catch more cod fish with different ages
While it may be surprising, humans screw up a lot. The consequences of overfishing cod are vast and more impactful than one would think. Depleting one species of fish is a disaster not just for the fish but the world around. This is not only an environmental issue, but a social and cultural problem as well. Cod by Mark Kurlansky is an excellent telling of the story of Cod, and Kurlansky weaves together disciplines in a fantastic manner. Kurlansky helps readers understand the consequences of overfishing by using cod as a vehicle to convey more significant ideas as well as explaining the causal relationships behind the events that occurred.
In the New York Times, on Sept. 28, 2014, Lewis Pugh writes an editorial called “Swimming Through Garbage.” He describes his experiences traveling into the seven seas and makes a claim to draw attention towards the health of our oceans.
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.
It’s very easy to judge an action when you are not at the other person’s shoes, that’s why there is a balance to be achieved when issues like that come to light. First of all discussion in a peaceful manner should be held and both sides should state the pros and the cons of their argument. I’m sure that for every conflict there is a golden section that will bring tranquility. Governments and other organizations should be beside those people that are losing income after bans like the whaling, are issued. Programs should be conducted in order to give to the whale hunters; in this case, incentives to start something new and be able to provide for their family in a different blood free
The hunting of whales by man is thousands of years old, but it became an important industry during the nineteenth century, when industrialization and urbanization created a demand for the lighting oil which could be produced from whale blubber. The demand for oil drove the whaling industry until the development of petroleum oil in the late nineteenth century, but whaling for meat continued. The increasing scarcity of many whale species, together with the growing recognition of the intelligence and social nature of whales, led to calls for the regulation of whale hunting and the creation of the International Whaling Commission. Effective from 1986, the IWC introduced a ban on whaling which placed a moratorium on commercial whaling. Under the guise of scientist research, countries such as Japan continue to hunt more whales than can be justified by the needs of scientific inquiry. Whaling fleets killed “an estimated 1 million sperm whales between the 18th and 20th century and hundreds and thousands of almost every type of baleen wales such as the right and bowhead whales” (McLendon). Bowheads have been hunted for nearly 400 years, eventually reducing their population to about 8% of its prewhaling average. The North Atlantic right whale now numbers around 300, and the population is nearly extinct. The decimating population of various species of whales will have fatal effects
According to world wildlife organisation, overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction. Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results may not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life.
About 71 percent of our planet Earth is covered by water, and the majority comes from the oceans (about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water). It remains as the most expansive, diverse, and mysterious places on planet Earth. But it is being threatened by the pollution by people and nature itself. By polluting the habitat of marine organism will indirectly affect the ecosystem of the marine life. Marine life is dying and as the result the oceanic ecosystem is threatened.