In a study done by international team of scientists, by 2048 almost all edible fish in the ocean will be gone (“Go Fish”). This dilemma will affect pesi-vegetarians, fishermen, and fisheries with their food sources, jobs, and industries. Firstly, overfishing will have an effect on pesi-vegetarians who only eat fish and no other meats, because they will lose their main source of protein. Each person in America eats about 16.6 pounds of fish yearly; so overfishing is not just affecting pesi-vegetarians, but it is affect every American (Schmid). “…hundreds of millions of people depend on fish for sustenance…” (Turan) is a quote from the article “Forget pirates; fe... ... middle of paper ... ...g form of overfishing used today.
Pepijn Koster defines overfishing as, "Overfishing can be defined in a number of ways. However, everything comes down to one simple point: Catching too much fish for the system to support leads to an overall degradation to the system. Overfishing is a non-sustainable use of the oceans." (par.1). When fish stocks cannot be replenished faster than they are being depleted, a reduction in fish population occurs, which is what is referred to as overfishing.
Sometimes, less than half of the captured fish is brought back to the shore. The problem of overfishing further disrupts intricate ecosystems maintained by the already threatened coral reefs. Their destruction is synonym to a loss of habitat and refuge to numerous different marine animals. Overfishing must be the main concern of modern society because billions of people depend of fish stocks to survive.
Holls Environmental problem A huge environmental issue that we have is in our oceans. We are not doing enough to help protect the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is a collection of 2,900 individual reefs. There is so much pollution that people has added that will cause damage to our waters. Like too much fishing, it is draining the life under the ocean.
How does overfishing affect my life? What are the statistics on overfishing? Overfishing is better described as fishing more fish than can be replenished in the ocean, which can lead to extinction, endangerment, and collapsing fisheries (Destructive Fishing NP). The fact is, we need the ocean to survive not just for food and water, but for gas consumption, climate control, and diversity within people. Without the ocean we would all live a similar lifestyle with similar jobs not including the fact that we need water.
If we do not take action all modern day marine life will die off and primitive organisms will once again, rule our oceans. Industrialization is a major contributor to the more evolved marine organisms dying off. From over fishing to over dosing our oceans in nutrients, it seems we’re trying to kill off all evolved marine life in our seas. Overfishing is a huge factor we must consider. Over fishing occurs when marine species are caught faster than they can reproduce.
It is estimated that 90% of the big fish in the oceans are disappearing according to CNN. Overfishing has been a big impact on the world today and it has affected many people. Truthfully, overfishing is a big problem today and drastic measures should be taken to prevent it. Fish have been decreasing by too much each year and solutions should be made. Overfishing has become a problem each year and measures should be taken to limit the effects, such as keeping fish in captivity and controlling pollution.
The Birth of Fish; The Death of Oceans Overview: Life and death are themselves opposites; then again in our oceans, life sometimes causes death. Over the past few decades, the demand for edible seafood has sky rocketed, resulting in the formation of aquacultures and overfishing. As of now, the two greatest threats to our marine resources result from overfishing and water pollution. Commercial fishing targets key fish species, resulting in an imbalance of the marine ecosystem. In response to the near elimination of these species, an industry has developed to raise these species in farm communities.
Soon, a fisherman whose livelihood depends on the quantity fish will have trouble providing for his family. That decreases the amount available for people to buy, negatively affecting our economy. Overfishing is another factor that negatively affects the ocean. Overfishing is defined as when one particular species is fished to the point of extinction or near extinction. One example of overfishing is evident when one looks at the Bluefin tuna.
With continued advances in technological and industrial proficiency, fishing vessels are able to fish across the globe, further exacerbating the effects of overfishing. Because the oceans are considered a shared or common resource, they inherently lack specific property rights protection and are therefore vulnerable to resource over-exploitation. As a result, fishing on much of the world’s oceans is not subject to regulation and therefore monetization of this dwindling common resource is further incentivized to the detriment of general societal welfare. The Problem Global demand for Bluefin Tuna has pushed populations of this species to “decline over 70% in the last 30 years2”. The participants, fisheries and fishermen, acting in their own self-interest for the greatest short-term gain, will eventually deplete this common resource until it is exhausted.