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Unit III Homework Introduction In the Unit III Lesson, you learned about the overfishing and decline of the Atlantic Cod off the coast of Nova Scotia. Other populations of fish around the world have been affected in much the same way. This activity will help you explore which species are imperiled by current fishing practices and which are, for now, a relatively sustainable choice for the table. Materials For this assignment, you will need a computer with Internet access. Part I (3 pts each) Click the following link: Under “Ocean Issues,” click “Learn about the impacts of wild-caught seafood.” Read each tab under Wild Seafood (i.e., Wild Seafood Home, Overfishing, Illegal Fishing, Bycatch, Habitat Damage, and Management). Answer the following questions in your own words and in complete sentences: 1. Which kind of fish are especially affected by overfishing? Why?
2. How are species like dolphins and pelicans affected by overfishing?
3. What steps have been taken to protect the ecosystem in Alaska to protect salmon fisheries?
4. What is the MSC?
5. About how much of the world’s total fisheries production is estimated to be illegally harvested? It is estimated that up to around 20% of the seafood caught today is done so illegally.

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