Overfishing

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As our population is increasing we are facing many problems, one of the problem is overfishing. Overfishing is caused by the increasing demand (need) of fish. The more demand of fish there is the more fishers have to catch. The reason for this is because the more fish, fishers catch and sell, the more money they get. This is proven by Young People’s Trust for the Environment because they say, “It is human nature to try to make as much money as possible.” The more fish, that is caught the less fish there is to reproduce and some of the remaining fish fail to reproduce so, now some of the species have been depleted or exploited. Another cause for overfishing is, people are fishing one kind of specie and when that specie is depleted or exploited they find new species to fish and fish until there is no more to be fished. Having better technology also cause overfishing because it gives you the ability to fish deeper, farther and more efficiently, which can save us time according to The Monterey Bay Aquarium. And having a modern radar technology had allowed fishers to locate fish more precisely according to Young People’s Trust for the Environment. Overfishing connects to the Neolithic Agriculture Revolution because Spencer Wells says “agriculture made us worst”. Some people realize that the reason agriculture made us worst is because we didn’t eat a balanced diet. Now people want to be healthier and live longer so people choose to no just eat carbohydrates but also protein. Fish is a primary source of protein for one out of every five people according to United Nation (UN). Can we ever recover from overfishing?

This overfishing problem can also cause effects, one of the current effects of overfishing is, the population of the top food chain predators such as sharks, tunas, swordfish, and marlins have decreased by 90%. That is affecting the fish that is at the bottom of the food chain to overpopulate. If the fish that are at the bottom of the food chain overpopulate,



Bibliography: 1.”Overfishing | Seafood Watch Ocean Issues.” Monterey Bay Aquarium. Web. 08 Dec. 2011.

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