East Coast Fishing
Location of Major Pockets
Importance of Industry
Physical Characteristics that Allow the Resource to Exist
What: The industry hasn't always been going well, there have been many collapses, the collapse of the cod fishery is one of the worst.
Where: It took place in Canada in the East Coast industry specifically within the Cod Fishery.
When: This issue has started in 1992 and is currently still a problem that hasn't been resolved. It has had a huge economic, ecological and cultural impact on Atlantic Canada.
Who: The issue was caused by people themselves because they over-fished cod and have completely wiped them all out.
Why: The collapse took place because of the cod fishery being quite a success, more people were asking for more fish. As a result they have been over-fished.
How: It happened because of the fish being over-fished, the large population decrease of cod has impacted the populations of other fish as well because its predators didn't have enough food and its prey was over populated. The cod fish also didn't have enough food for them to survive off of and no one knows what's been happening to it.
Another issue is contaminated water. Large factories that create a lot of air pollution result to polluted water, same thing goes to the garbage that is thrown into the water or is blown into it. Polluted water creates a toxic environment for marine life causing them to move deeper or further and adapt to a new life.
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