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sci 275 due week 6 assignment - Overfishing 1 Overfishing...

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Overfishing 1 Overfishing is the product of the removing fish at a faster rate than they can replace their numbers. Overfishing, a worldwide phenomena, affects not only the fish population being consumed, but the food web, the fishermen who rely on the fish for income, the industry that relies on the fishing, and the communities that are built around the industry. In a recent report, scientists have predicted the collapse of all current saltwater and seafood species by the year 2048 (Zabarenko, 2008). According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (2006), more than 70% of the world’s fish species are either fully exploited or depleted. As an example, in the past ten years in the North Atlantic region, fish populations of cod, haddock, hake, and flounder have been reduced by as much as 95%. This has been devastating to fishing communities in this region. While cod fishermen have waited for the cod to return, businesses in the area have closed up shop as men who were once fishermen have moved away to find other lines of work. Overfishing has been blamed for the collapse of the cod fishing industry in the North Atlantic. Beyond the science of depleting fish numbers, the social and economic implications must be taken into account as well when arriving at the cost of overfishing. In addition to being the source of food for millions of people worldwide, fisheries play an
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