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Overfishing

  1. 1. OVERFISHING (Bad life choice…) Eltimir Alexandrov Dimitar Stoilov Toma Lenkov 10/6
  2. 2. What IS overfishing??? <ul><li>Fishing at a high rate </li></ul><ul><li>Population goes WAY DOWN </li></ul><ul><li>For how long can we afford it? [1] </li></ul>
  3. 3. “ Fishing down the food chain” <ul><li>Valuable fish gone </li></ul><ul><li>Onto the next!!! </li></ul><ul><li>BYCATCH – unwanted creature in the net </li></ul><ul><li>DISCARDS – thrown back into water </li></ul><ul><li>How can they continue??? [2] </li></ul>
  4. 5. Bottom trawling <ul><li>Most common way of fishing </li></ul><ul><li>Huge net dragged along seafloor </li></ul><ul><li>Attracted by disturbance and mud [5] </li></ul>
  5. 6. EXAMPLE: Cod fish in Canada <ul><li>Migration period – fish close to shore </li></ul><ul><li>1992 – no more cod fish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 000 without jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Situation not improved yet [3] </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Ameliorating the world… <ul><li>No-take zones - reserves </li></ul><ul><li>Helping species regenerate </li></ul><ul><li>More food on our tables => TWO THUMBS UP! [6] </li></ul>
  7. 8. Aquaculture (Word joke much?) <ul><li>Aquaculture – farming fish! </li></ul><ul><li>Can have bad effects </li></ul><ul><li>Example – salmon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need other fish to feed on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease [7] </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. NOW… ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL AND SAVAGE WAYS HUMANITY HAS USED TO HUNT A SPECIES…
  9. 10. SHARK FINING <ul><li>Global shark population decreasing </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in their fins </li></ul><ul><li>Decoration or “fin soup” </li></ul><ul><li>100 million sharks killed per year [4] </li></ul>
  10. 11. Works Cited <ul><li>“ Bottom Trawling.” Wikipedia . Wikipedia Foundation, Inc., 29 May 2010. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/‌wiki/‌Bottom_trawling#How_trawls_work>. [5] </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cod.” Wikipedia . Wikipedia Foundation, Inc., 28 May 2010. Web. 6 June 2010. [3] </li></ul><ul><li>“ Environmental Impact of Aquaculture.” Providence . N.p., n.d. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://www.providence.edu/‌polisci/‌students/‌aquaculture/‌environmentalimpact.html>. [7] </li></ul><ul><li>“ European Legislators Ban Brutal Shark ‘Finning’ .” Softpedia . SoftNews NET SRL, 27 Apr. 2009. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://news.softpedia.com/‌news/‌European-Legislators-Ban-Brutal-Shark-039-Finning-039-110211.shtml>. [4] </li></ul><ul><li>Koster, Pepjin. “What is Overfishing?” Overfishing- A Global Disaster . N.p., 2000. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://overfishing.org/‌pages/‌what_is_overfishing.php>. [1] </li></ul><ul><li>- - -. “Why is Overfishing a Problem?” Overfishing- A global Problem . N.p., 2007. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://overfishing.org/‌pages/‌why_is_overfishing_a_problem.php>. [2] </li></ul><ul><li>“ Marine no-take zone rapidly benefits endangered penguin.” Biology letters . The Royal Society, 10 Feb. 2010. Web. 6 June 2010. <http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/‌content/‌early/‌2010/‌02/‌04/‌rsbl.2009.0913.abstract>. [6] </li></ul>
  11. 12. Pictures Cited <ul><li>http://www.countrypetsandponds.com/images/Fish%20&%20Hook%20-%20Cartoon%201_0.JPG </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.londonelicious.com/.a/6a00d8341cd4a653ef0115709ce3ac970b-800wi </li></ul><ul><li>http://rlv.zcache.com/anti_religion_no_fish_stickers-p217094246286208038qjcl_400.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alaskanfishing.com/08-shark-ani/a1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.clipartof.com/small/5688-Disappointed-Fisherman-With-A-Very-Small-Fish-Clipart-Illustration.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://brbeating.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/bycatch-turtle.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pxf6WhES6Hk/SRRqTwuhdnI/AAAAAAAAANA/sNRZjpOqrWY/s320/angry+smiley.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/feb2008/20080215_trawled.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Atlantic_cod.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Newfoundland_and_Labrador%2C_Canada.svg/706px-Newfoundland_and_Labrador%2C_Canada.svg.png </li></ul><ul><li>http://networksboise.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/two-thumbs-up.jpeg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nzgeographic.co.nz/uploads/234a.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://giovanniworld.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/thumbs-down.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://voycecanada.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/coho-salmon.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Chinese_cuisine-Shark_fin_soup-01.jpg/398px-Chinese_cuisine-Shark_fin_soup-01.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/wp-content/uploads/asset-0000099264-shark0012-004.jpg </li></ul>

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