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Unformatted text preview: Name ________________________ Empty Oceans, Empty Nets Study Questions Where is life in the ocean most concentrated? Over the continental shelf (near shore which makes it more accessible to humans) What is the first and simplest reason fish stocks are collapsing at faster rate then ever? Fish are being caught at a rate faster than they reproduce. As larger fish disappear, what is the global fleet doing in response? What is the problem with this approach? As the larger fish disappear the fleet is targeting smaller fish at the lower rungs of the food chain. The problem with this approach is that it takes away food from the larger fish, thus making it harder for the larger fish to rebuild their populations. How many metric tons of untargeted fish (by-catch) are discarded each year? 20 metric tons Which fishery is among the worst at collecting by-catch? The shrimp fishery What technique did New England fishermen use to catch cod in the late 1800s to early 20 th century?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/23/2008 for the course BIO 350 taught by Professor Gillespie during the Spring '08 term at Los Rios Colleges.
- Spring '08