Commercial fishing Essays

  • Commercial Fishing Impacts

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    million pounds of saltwater fish. Commercial fishermen in the U.S. landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish. Both recreational and commercial fishing provide over four hundred thousand jobs for the United States. The environmental impact of recreational and commercial fishing includes issues such as the availability of fish, overfishing, and left behind waste of fishing. The difference between recreational and commercial fishing is, recreational fishing is for the average individual, kind

  • Alaskan Salmon Research Paper

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    culture, and environment of the Pacific Northwest. They form an important part of Native Alaskan tradition and are a traditional food staple in many communities. Salmon are also the base of one of Alaska’s three primary industries, commercial fishing. Commercial fishing is one of Alaska’s largest industries, the others being the tourism and oil and gas industries. Salmon also have a big impact on the environment, supporting many different types of wildlife. Unfortunately though, the salmon population

  • Persuasive Essay Overfishing Problem

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    because they think it’s not important but it really is. To this amount of dying fish in the ocean you must reduce the amount of fishing boats that comes in to kill these amazing fish. Another problem that needs to be reduce is the amount of sport fishing if you do that it will be able to increase the amount of fish to live and might start new ones. last make the laws for fishing more strict because too many people don’t really look at that at all and that is just for the United States Of America it's

  • Pollution Essay: The Dangers Of Overfishing

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    overexploited by fishers to maximize their profit. Second, to cope with increasing demand, advances in fishing gear technology to capture fish in massive scale within a short period of time within the last 50 years that are also environmentally damaging. In particular, bottom trawling wipes out everything in its path and throws back everything unwanted. Third, from global perspective, fishing in the open ocean. As no nation has sovereignty there and fish does not belong to any nation, they are

  • Persuasive Essay On Iu Fishing

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    mainly talked about the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing both in US domestic waters as well as high seas. IUU fishing impacts sustainable global fisheries, food security, marine ecosystems, and conservation and management measures that protect marine resources. According to NOAA, IUU fishing significantly affects multi-billion dollar US fisheries industry. Therefore, I think the speaker is addressing an important issue. I learned a bunch of new things from this presentation. For

  • Seal Hunt

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    tripled to 5.8 million" (Friscolant, 2006, para. 6). Glavin also brings up how much the fishing industry draws from the ocean for comaprison. "In the 1950s, the world's fishing fleets were taking roughly 40 million tonnes of marine biomass from the world's oceans every year. By the 1980s, it was 80 million tonnes" (Glavin, 2013, p.167). Glavin makes it seem like sealing takes less from the sea than commercial fishing. But Glavin misrepresents the information by using different measurements, comparing

  • The Pros And Cons Of Overfishing The Oceans

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    the populations of fish are declining due to overfishing. While it might be true that people are overfishing, they aren't fishing to the point of extinction. There is also a need for stronger regulations to help regulate the amount of fish being fished. The fish populations aren't being drastically affected by fishing but some regulations can help control the population. Fishing has been a primary food source for humans since the dawn of time and through multiple generations. So it makes sense that

  • Essay On Overfishing

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    marine ecosystem would result in the a massive amount of loss in fish stocks, resulting in the loss of business and the starvation of many people around the world that rely on fish as their major supply of food. (The main cause of overfishing is large fishing companies

  • Personal Essay: A World Without Fish

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    A World Without Fish I want to keep fishing, I want my children to keep fishing and I want their children to keep fishing, but how will they do this if there are no fish? How will anyone fish if there are no fish left? At the rate the aquatic life is being caught and the ecosystems are being destroyed there will be no more to catch in the big blue backyard. Worldwide fish stocks and marine life are being driven to extinction. There are endless opportunities and hours of fun to be had in the water

  • Tragedy Of The Salmon Analysis

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    For thousands of years, people in the Pacific Northwest have depended on the annual migration of salmon. Salmon is a popular and healthy dish, and the commercial fishing industry is prominent there. However, recently, the population of salmon has drastically declined, mostly due to human-caused factors, including hydropower, habitat loss, harvesting habits and hatchery fish (Gore and Doerr, 2000, pp. 40-41). This decrease affects the ecosystems in which the salmon reside as well as puts the future

  • The Lionfish Invasion

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    When I was around ten years old, my brother and I went on a sailing trip with our grandfather. On the trip, we sailed along the southern coast of North America all the way to Florida. Every time we would stop I would grab my fishing rod and a bag of smelly decaying bait shrimp. When we arrived to Florida, we dropped anchor near Key West right by an amazing reef. I can still remember the vibrant colors of the coral in the crystal clear water. I have always loved snorkeling, and everyday we were there

  • The Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus Albacares

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    Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares Introduction: The yellowfin tuna, (Thunnus albacares) which is also called “Albacore” is an important commercial tuna species, particularly the raw sashimi market. They are the second tuna species in terms of volume and popularity. They are extremely fast swimmers and tend to aggregate in schools especially with fish of the same size as well as with various species of dolphins or porpoises. Yellowfin tuna, travel long distances. They have a life expectancy of about

  • Megalops Atlanticus Essay

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    species has no commercial value as a food fish due to its bony flesh, it is a premier sport fish species not only because of their size but also because of their fighting spirit when hooked. When they occur in high abundance, tarpons would be of economic significance. Their average lifespan is about 50-55 years for females and 30-40 years for males. Being a prized game fish, tarpon would be present in fishing festivals. In fact, there is a special International annual tarpon Fishing Contest that is

  • Negative Effects Of Aquaculture

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    Commercial fishing is defined as the harvesting of wild fish and other seafood for commercial profit, and provides a large quantity of food to many people around the world. In comparison to commercial fishing, aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms and populating them in controlled environments. The aquaculture industry in the United States is primarily dominated by freshwater catfish farming producing more than 1 billion dollars. Although aquaculture seems beneficial

  • Cod Fishing Case Study

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    Introduction: Atlantic Canada’s cod fishing industry was located in Newfoundland (Figure 1) and it dominated Newfoundland’s economy for many years till the 1990’s when it started to collapse.The cod fishing industry provided jobs and brought many global trade and marketing opportunities to the region. However, as industrialized multinational companies got involved in the cod fishing business it caused lots of harm to the ecological system, which led to the banning of cod fishing by the Government of Canada

  • Character Analysis Of Santiago In The Sea

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    Characters: Santiago- He is a strangely confident fisherman, who is modest too. He has not caught a fish for eighty-four days, which seems like it would cause someone to question their ability as a fisherman. That is not the case though; he still believes he is doing all the right things. He has amazing persistence and it is seen with how he stays with the marlin for three days. Manolin- He is a very young boy. He was the apprentice of Santiago. His parents made him stop being the apprentice,

  • Symbolism In The Old Man And The Sea

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    The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway takes place on the seas of Cuba and conveys the story of an old man who struggles with catching fish for 85 days. Santiago, an old fisherman, participates in literal battles throughout the span of the novella. Over the course of the story, Santiago goes up against a giant marlin that proves to be a feisty competitor, a group of vicious sharks vying for the marlin, and he is also challenged by the difficulty of transporting the mast of his skiff to his shack

  • Essay On Symbolism In The Old Man And The Sea

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    piece between Santiago and Christ. The fisherman “felt the pull of the fish and then felt with his hand the progress of the skiff through the water” (89). Santiago doesn’t flinch at the pain when the fishing line cuts through his hands, resembling Christ’s mark of disgrace through his bloody palms. “Fishing kills me exactly as it keeps me alive” (106). The pain he is feeling is killing Santiago, which is an internal feeling but the creatures he is killing keeps him and many others alive causing an external

  • Overfishing In Micronesia

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    This image is a picture of a man fishing in Micronesia and fits into the category of the 3 pronged map, specifically the land use. The phrase I use for this picture is, ”all we’ve got.” What this phrase means is that in Micronesia they do not enough space to farm and grow plants. Micronesia is only 702 sq km and have 0 sq km of irrigated land! Farming and browning crops is something that these islands can’t do, but what they can do is fish. Since fishing is one of the few things they can do, one

  • The Importance Of Duck Hunting

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    first time. There is something so calming about listening to the birds chirping at first light and hearing the many voices of the eager wood ducks getting ready to fly. I was taught to cast a fishing line and how to handle a 12 gauge shotgun by my father and my Uncle Joe. We’d spend countless hours fishing for trout, but most of our time went towards duck hunting and it is still the best way for me to relax and clear my mind. Duck hunting is a very social kind of hunt and that means it calms my spirit