nets. Many people do not realize the extreme danger that tuna and many other
badly needed. For decades man has taken fish out of the sea, seeming to believe
take these fish out of the sea faster than they can be replaced. According to
shell fish that are at danger include: cod, flounder, swordfish, bluefin tuna,
blue marlin, Atlantic lobster, red snapper, salmon and some species of shark.
These are just a few and the list gets longer every year. The chief problem of
the fish numbers being at an all-time low, is over fishing. Yet another
environmental problem caused by the human race. Modern, technologically-advanced
fishing fleets have the capacity to push most fish populations to the brink of
extinction. Modern fishing fleets have large factory steam trawlers that can
easily haul in net loads of up to 100 metric tons of fish. These vessels can
fisherman by locating and determining the species and size of fish shoals.
of fish and other marine animals) are discarded yearly by fisherman. Some of
almost every fishery. The threat of over fishing is increased be the threat of
coastal systems, fish cannot grow or reproduce, they simply cannot and will not
survive. There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to conserve our
wildlife. Another thing that could cut down on over fishing is to fine companies
that over fish a large amounts and use that money to put back into our waters.
If something is not done about the problems of over fishing and water pollution,
relationships of the ocean will cease to exist. These relationships, which took
millions of years to evolve, will be destroyed. The depleting fish populations
we could understand the meaning of moderation, perhaps over fishing would not be
a problem that our environment would have to endure.