A very over looked but extremely topic is the fact that we are over fishing. The Population of fish and other sea life is being drastically diminished by humans over fishing. If we look at what national geographic says, a very reputable source, we see how they explain in great detail how and why over fishing is greatly affecting our very ecosystem. For example “But by 1989, when about 90 million tons (metric tons) of catch were taken from the ocean, the industry had hit its high-water mark, and yields have declined or stagnated ever since. Fisheries for the most sought-after species, like orange roughy, Chilean sea bass, and bluefin tuna have collapsed. In 2003, a scientific report estimated that industrial fishing had reduced the number of large ocean fish to just 10 percent of their pre-industrial population.” http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/. This source has very concise and accurate information with a team of scientist backing them up. This seems to be very apparent that if we continue to over fish we will run out of food. Just like this article from P.B.S. simply states. There are signs that the ocean 's bounty may well have reached its biological limit. According to the United Nation 's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 15 of the world 's 17 major ocean fisheries are either depleted or over-exploited. A long-term, comprehensive study conducted by a team of marine scientists recently concluded that 90% of the large fish species in the world 's oceans (such as tuna, swordfish and cod) have been fished out in the last 50 years. http://www.pbs.org/emptyoceans/eoen/index.html
This information has done nothing but solidify my original opinion about the necessity to stop over fishing. Based on all the collected information, it proves that over fishing is a huge issue and needs to be stopped and regulated before the world is drastically affected. I think for others to see how overfishing is affecting us, we need to
Cited: "Overfishing -- National Geographic." <i>National Geographic</i>. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
"Empty Oceans, Empty Nets." <i>PBS</i>. PBS. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.