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What is the tragedy of the commons? the tendency of a shared, limited resource to become depleted because people act from self-interest for short-term gain long-line fishing Fishing by dragging extremely long lines with baited hooks spaced along their lengths bottom trawling a fishing technique in which the ocean floor is literally scraped by heavy nets that smash everything in their path. Drift netting a fishing technique where nets, called drift nets, hang vertically in the water column without being anchored to the bottom over fishing harvesting fish to the point that species are depleted and the value of the fishery reduced Why is overfishing happening? As fishing technology improves, more fish will be removed before they can replace themselves. Aquaculture Raising marine and freshwater fish in ponds and underwater cages pros of aquaculture Efficient and sustainable method of getting protein and counteracting over-fishing;
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