Human Impact project... Overfishing
By: Cayden Doy
-The large profit-seeking commercial fleets were thirsty for more fish. They were getting more and more specific in their methods to catch more fish
-90 million tons of fish were taken from the ocean. Orange roughy, Chilean Sea Bass, and Bluefin tuna have collapsed.
- Industrial fishing has reduced the big ocean 10% prior to the pre-industrial population.
-In 2006 journal science grimy predicted that if we keep up fishing at the same rate we are moving at then all the hatcheries will collapse by 2048.
They are saying that they need to create a fishing sanctuary for the fish to keep the state of the ocean.
- Fishing fleets are moving to new ground because they are running out of fish in there original spot.
Scary facts #2...
-63% of fish stocks are now considered overfished. 40,000 jobs were lost due to overfishing the fish species cod.
- We have lost 99% of European eels. Also 95% of Bluefin tuna.
last and final reason to not overfish... #3
We have every strategy to catching fish. Trawl nets, drift nets, longlines, GPS sonar ect…
Species like cod and bluefin tuna have almost dwindled to 90%
Many of the countries have tried to improve the fishing rate. Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
Scary facts and quotes...
-" Ray Hilborn, a marine biologist at the University of Washington, told me last year. Overfishing isn't inevitable. We can fix it.
-They have estimated that about 58% of fish stocks have collapsed.