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Thesis Statement: Overfishing needs to stop; it threatens the entire oceans ecosystem and could potentially be one of the biggest manmade disasters to have ever occurred.
1. Statistics: Seventeen percent are over exploited (Over Fishing - A Global Disaster)
2. Statistics: Seven percent of the world’s fish populations are depleted (Over Fishing - A Global Disaster).
3. Statistics: Just 4 percent of the world's oceans remain free from human impact (Velasquez-Manoff).
4. Summer flounder, yellowtail flounder, red snapper, and swordfish are all so severely depleted that current populations are historically the lowest they have ever been (Where have all the fishes gone?).
5. Narrative Example: In tropical coral reefs fishing has removed fish that eat starfish, starfish graze on coral. Without the fish that pray on starfish their population grow unchecked. The larger the populations of starfish the more coral they consume. Eighty percent of Caribbean reefs have disappeared in the past 30 years (Velasquez-Manoff).