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Asutralia has one of the world largest reserve marine zones in the world (Which means they are not allowed to be used for fishing at all) This will have a huge impact on the species as these environment have never faced such high levels of human activity. The reason for opening up all of this new fishing area is in an attempt to help local fishing economies and help employment. But doing this is threating a whole bunch of marine life that we haven’t even seen or documented. But the scirenticfic community and environmentalist are fighting to save these zones.

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In an article by Popular Science, they talk about how half of marine life population has disappeared in the last 45 years. The article also notes that by 2050, coral reefs will face extinction by 2050 if the current rate of pollution in the ocean continues. Ocean species like Tuna have declined by 74% and seas cucumbers have declined by over 90%. Though they do point out that due to a change in ocean conservation policy such as increasing ocean protection zone have increased fishing laws. Many of these zones are now starting to return to there previous state.

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    The article Sustainable Seafood Farms Can Help Asia’s Oceans, published by the Asian Pacific Post, focuses on the increasingly alarming rate of destruction or the Asian marine ecosystem along with the imminent collapse of itself and the fishing industry, while also present certain solutions. It informs us that across Asia, 64 % of the resource bases for fisheries at between a medium and elevated risk of overfishing, with estimates that by 2048, there would be no fish left for commercial fishing.

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Compared to 1990, in 2011 there was an 60% increase in the amount of crustacean caught and represented the greatest growth in the fishing industry. This increase in caught shrimped has led to a huge increase in the amount of CO2 emitted by boats capturing crustacean, by about 28% between 1990 and 2011. This has been attributed to a decrease in the cost of gas. The catching of crustacean only accounts for 6% percent of tonnage by the fishing industry but emits  22% of all CO2 by the industry.

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Climate change is a very serious issue today, and it is talked about quite a lot.  A major cause for climate change is the release of greenhouse gas emissions.  Although the world is aware of the main cause (greenhouse gas emissions), there are specific reasons that countries do not always do everything in their power to stop/diminish greenhouse gas emissions.  In “Climate Change Demands We Change.  Why Aren’t We?

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Population Growth and decline is a issue of huge concern that the world will have to face. In the article by scientific American, The DESA are predicting anywhere from 6.8 billion people to 16.1 billion people living on this planet in 2100. The developing world is where most of this growth is expected with the developed world staying the same in terms of population numbers. There is also uncertainty if the populations of these countries will start to have to have a decline in fertility rate due to increasing standards of living.

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