The Effect of Overfishing Bluefin Tuna on Marine Life

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The Effect Of Overfishing On Bluefin Tuna In Marine Life

Student: Ahmed Awadh/ ID:M80004759
COL-140-000
Instructor: Ursula Walsh
Jan,7,2013

The Effect Of Overfishing On Bluefin Tuna In Marine Life

Student: Ahmed Awadh/ ID:M80004759
COL-140-000
Instructor: Ursula Walsh
Jan,7,2013

This essay will show the important of fish in our life and explain the effect of overfishing in the marine life and discuss about solutions that will help to reduce the overfishing. Fish is generally a healthy protein choice, lower in saturated fat, total fat and calories than a comparable portion of meat or poultry. Some fish, particularly fatty, cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat that helps make your blood less likely to form clots that may cause heart attacks. Anchovies, sardines and lake trout are other good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Especially for those at risk of heart disease, the benefit of eating fish that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids outweighs potential risks. Some 80 percent of the world's fish stocks have been fished to their limits, and that’s because of the overfishing. Literally overfishing is when so many fish are caught that the population can't reproduce enough to replace them. Overfishing can lead to depletion of or extinction of many fish populations. Overfishing is considered one of the biggest threats to bluefin tuna. Red tunas, sharks, rays and cods may soon disappear from our tables. Negotiations are ongoing at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to reduce the subsidies that contribute to this issue. These talks foresee exceptions for developing countries, but small fishers may have to turn to other sources of livelihood.

Worldwide scientists are worried about the number of Bluefin tuna for being fished into extinction. The say a ban on fishing is necessary to stop and help numbers...
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