Environmental Impacts of Ocean Fishing
by maurane on April 20, 2018 - 2:19pm
In the article “Environmental Impacts of Ocean Fishing & Fisheries by Content Provider, the author informs us how human activities effects on ocean fish stock. According to the article, fisheries are responsible for causing damage to the ocean and destroying its ecosystem. Actually, recent studies claim that fish stock is constantly declining is the United State. Therefore, they claim that in 2048 there will be no wild-caught seafood anymore. According to the article, there are a few causes that explain how fisheries are affected by Human activities. Over-fishing is one of them. Since many populations depend on fish to survive, overfishing has serious consequences on for these population since there will be not enough fish for the population. Pollution and contamination are also one of the human activities that affect the ecosystem. Actually, the ocean is contaminated because of all the sewerage, industrial runoff, toxic waste and radioactive waste that human has dropped in the ocean. Also, fishing boat and ocean traffic also contribute to the ocean pollution. Moreover, fishes are killed because of the toxicity and oxygen depletion of marine waters caused by the agriculture activities, urbanization, and industries. Furthermore, Methods like explosive fishing and cyanide fishing and Bottom trawling remove approximately 5% to 25% of an area’s seabed life on a single run. The article then proposes some solutions to prevent this problem. Such as Promoting good fisheries management, combating illegal fishing, cutting out destructive fishing practices and developing sustainable technologies.
In my opinion this article is well organized in a way that it clearly states how human activities affect the ocean fishing and fisheries. I loved that the article stated some solutions instead of just stating the problem. But, I believe that the article was lacking of exemples and statistics. Statistics and exemples makes the reader really understand the real impact of the problem.