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