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Fish Depletion

A Global Issue

Andrea Neira, Paula Cocios, Juan Martin Epinosa, Francesco Ponticelli, Sebastian Aguerre


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Table of Contents

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History

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News Article

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Technology

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Analyze Results

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Editorial

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Work Cited

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Fish depletion, not a new issue

Fish depletion is not a recently found problem. Fish depletion is the scarcity of fish in the world. This issue is caused for many reasons, for example exploitation of fish. Not long ago, many organizations where already concerned about fish depletion. In 1995, this issue was already a huge problem and many organizations had to congregate in order to find a solution to it. In 2006, the percentage of fish depletion rose again and people started to concern again. We do not have to act when there are no possibilities to solve the problem. In 1995 this issue became a much bigger problem. Although, the problem is worldwide, researchers found that 40% of USA´s fish have been exploited. Many environmental companies all around the world decided to do a meeting with fishery organizations. Environmental companies agreed that they could not let fish become scarcer then they already are, so they agreed that they should put conditions n fishery. For example, put a limit on fish weight on every boat that arrives fishing from national waters. So the environmental companies tried to talk with the fishery companies and tried to explain the possible solutions they came up with. As a result, the fishery companies did not agree and thought that the solutions could lead them to money loss in a high percentage, so they disagreed. The environmental organizations where still concerned about what was going to happen, so they decided to create a new meeting with the same fishery companies in order to explain them again the solution. When they congregated and had a long talk, the majority of companies agreed. This solution worked because they did not have any further problems until 2006. In 2006, a high percentage of fish scarcity was measured. After many proves and researches, scientists said that 70% of the world´s fish was in danger. More than 100 companies are located along the northeastern coast, this means that each year more and more companies are starting to develop and spread worldwide. As a result, more fishes will be fished and the percentage of fishes in danger will rise. Fish are not only becoming scarce because of over fishing but because of global warming. Whenever we contaminate the environment, we also affect sea species. When contaminating, the world becomes hotter because the ozone layer is thinner each time. This issue does not benefit fishes because the temperature of the ocean also rises and it is not normal for them to live in an environment with that temperature. It is still a human´s fault, but the problem is that we do not realize that after contaminating, the ozone layer gets thinner and the sun´s light damages the Earth by warming it up, as a result, when the world gets warmer the ocean does as well and it affects fish because it is not their natural habitat. In order to save fish from dying, try to inform people of your community and convince them that whenever you contaminate, you are not only contaminating but affecting species from the ocean. Many environmental companies are already trying to stop


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this problem by talking to the fishery organizations. Make a change in order to save fish, they are an important resource in our daily life. Remember, it is not our first warning about this problem, so act now. Author: Paula Cocios

SABE BIEN!


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DELICIOSO PARA TODA LA VIDA


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The World´s Water is Running Out of Fish Fish is the last wild animal all the world hunt. It provides protein and minerals which is good for the body. Even though fish is a good source of alimentation they are endangered and people should use a certain amount of fish while hunting them. The total sea catch is 80 million tons of fish per year. Like about 400 million people in Africa and Southeast Asia trust on any fish caught, specially the Tuna. On the other hand the Atlantic has decline the Tuna since 1993 because of unreliable fish organizations. Also, depleted fish challenge Asia´s seafood industries. All Western African fisheries are over exploited and no one had done anything to stop it. But on Washington many organizations are making and effort to rebuild the depleted fish population and it had a successful result. The U.S. had depleted almost two-third of fish, such as monkfish and sea scallops. On the U.S. they had find many fish stocks. Of 44 fish stocks, 27 or 64% are being helped because of federal requirements on 1996. A law was created that help reverse what was a crisis during the 1990s when New England´s iconic fish stocks, such as cod, haddock and flounder, confront collapse. Depletion of fisheries could affect in West Africa. The West African Marine Ecoregion fisheries bring forth almost 400 million dollars annually. It creates them the most important source of foreign exchanged in the region. Also it makes them a key source of revenue for economic and social development. Almost 8 million people live around the WAMER coast and the jobs of nearly 600,000 men and women depend on fishing and fisheries related industries. This shows that every person survived because of fishing and fishery industries. Many foreign in Japan, U.S. and China have discuss about the importance of allowing their boats access to WAMER waters. Many parts of the world had an increasing number of overfishing at their water and haven’t done anything to prevent it. Fish is the food source more useful for all living beings and people should solve. Humans and animals depend on the proteins fish provides.

Author: Andrea Neira


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TE HACE BIEN


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Does technology affect fish scarcity? Technology makes fishing very easy. Sometimes people even catch so many fishes that they surpass fishing levels of some fishes in some regions or countries. There are too many boats in the ocean with people going for the same fish, and this is a really big problem. People leave fishing nets everywhere to catch fish and they cannot reproduce, so the fish number decreases each day. There’s people that do it as a sport, or just to have fun doing it, they don’t think it will affect fish if they don’t catch many, but it also affects fish because it’s not only one person that’s doing it, it is also a lot of persons that are doing it around the world. We have been catching fish for a very long time, and we may also be the last generation to catch fish. Around 85% of global fish stocks are over-exploited around the world. This is because the machines we have today let us know exactly where the fish are and they also let us catch them in a large amount. People fish a lot so easily that coastal fisheries have declined 50% in the past 30 years. This means that coasts around the world are running out of fish because of so much fishing so fast. Many marine ecologists think that overfishing is the biggest threat to marine life. Clearly, fishing industries will not return to traditional fishing, but they need to regulate it, because with the technology they have for fishing, fish will run out quickly if they don’t regulate fishing.

Author: Juan Martin Espinosa


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UN SABOR IRREMPLASABLE


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As a result, fish depletion is a global issue Fishing depletion is doing badly to earth; this can cause even more problems in the future, if we continue like this the world population of fish in 2048 is going to be extinct, and more than 200million people will die because fish its it major food especially in the developing world. Studies in 2012 showed that “marine scientists say if the loss of marine species from over fishing and climate change continues at the current rate, all commercial fish and seafood species could collapse by 2048, according to United Nations (UN) agencies.” Over-fishing occurs when fish and other marine species are caught at a rate faster than they can reproduce so the numbers of fishes are going down twice as faster as before. According to the “Food and Agriculture Organization.” 70 present of world fish species are either fully exploited or depleted wile oceans are destructed twice as forests. People do not let fish grow and fish the exact same species until they are almost extinguish or extinct like the Titicaca Orestias and died in the year of 1987. We don’t stop making this we are going to become a super killer specie and by that we are going to start killing ourselves.

Author: Sebastian Aguerre


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Fish Alive? In my opinion fishery has gone out of hand with over the fish stocks are over exploited. Sense 1950 the big fish like the tuna, swordfish, marlin and the large ground fish have reduce 10 percent. Almost all the fish in the world are being hunted in a large amount. Fish are being over exploit on the West Africa by the 50% from the past 30 years. If people keep hunting the fish they will finish 2050. In the world 85% of the world is over exploit by hunting so much fish. I think if we continue like this fish well end and most of the people that depend on this job and in this food sow they will finish dying and on the other hand other fishes will start dying because the circle of life of fish will. In Africa fishing is the most important source in trading sow if fish ends Africa will stay pore and people will start dying. Another problem is that people are destroying fishing practice. In other words we are killing the natural biome and the tradition of fishing. In conclusion if fishery depletion continues fish will be extinct in a few years and will affect the biodiversity of the ocean and will affect us and will affect many things. First people will satay without gobs and without food; countries depend on this sow they will stay without money. Another reason is that without fish many medicines are made of fish. Another reason is that if fish get extinct many people will satay without jobs. Finally we still have chance to save the fish. Author: Francesco Ponticelli


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Work Cited

Beth Baker. "Is Overfishing or Habitat Destruction." American Institute of Biological Sciences. Public Polocy, Dec. 1995. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.aibs.org/washington-watch/washington_watch_1995_12.html>. Andrew Sharpless. "Depletion of Oceans Demands an End to Fishing Subsidies." Depletion of Oceans Demands an End to Fishing Subsidies. Common Dreams, 21 Mar. 2006. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. <http://www.commondreams.org/views06/032121.htm>. "What Is Overfishing for Children?" What Is Overfishing for Children? N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <http://eschooltoday.com/overfishing/what-is-overfishing-for-kids.html>. â&#x20AC;&#x153;WWF - EU Fisheries Ministers Use Bullying Tactics to Allow Overfishing." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <http://wwf.panda.org/?208813/EU-fisheriesministers-using-bullying-tactics-to-allow-overfishing>. "Economist Misses the Mark with Overfishing Editorial." Triple Pundit RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. <http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/economist-misses-markoverfishing-editorial/>. "Report: Catch Limits Boost Depleted Fish Stocks." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 05 Sept. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.


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Harrabin, Roger. "Shortages: Fish on the Slide." BBC News. BBC, 18 June 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2013.

"U.S. Fish Stocks Rebound; Two-thirds Back from Depletion." USA Today. Gannett, n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

"Depletion of Fisheries Could Affect Millions in West Africa." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013.

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Seventy Percent of World's Fish Species Fully Exploited, Depleted – UN." Kaieteur News. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. "Fishing Problems: Destructive Fishing Practices." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.

"Environmental Impact of Fishing." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.

"The Ocean." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.


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