Overfishing - The End Of The Line

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The End Of The Line

What is the issue?

The main issue to be discussed in this essay is that we are taking too much fish out of the sea for human consumption. So this is not giving them a chance to reproduce and to sustain fish stocks around the world. However the real challenge is to get people to know the danger of what is happening and what we need to do about it.

How do we know that this is the problem?

We are becoming more aware of this problem thanks to oceanographers, environmental campaigners and even films like The End of the Line which highlights major issues in the fishing industry.                                                                                                                                        

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Graph analysis:

This graph shows the world’s fish stocks in 2004, so not very long ago. Only 23% of the world’s seas are moderately or under exploited for fish. On the other hand most of the seas are either fully exploited meaning fish have minimal chance of reproducing or over exploited so fish have no chance to reproduce. Shockingly 7% of fish population is dying out fast and is continuing to do so at a very pace. Only 1% of fish is recovering, a very poor statistic.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Which species are most at risk? Why?

Here are the most endangered ...

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