Water Resource Plan sci275 week 6 corrected

Water Resource Plan sci275 week 6 corrected - Water...

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Water Resource Plan By: Amanda Vanhoogen
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The water resource problem described in the video is overfishing. This problem is caused mostly by humans and it is causing many commercial fish’s population to deplete. “ According to the National Research Council, 80 percent of nearly 200 commercially important fish stocks in the United States and nearly 30 percent worldwide are fully exploited or overfished” (Berg and Hager 2007, pg 262). Many people today are eating more fish because it is supposed to be healthier for their body so fish is in a greater demand. The increasing demand causes overfishing to happen because more fishing will try to keep with the demand and to make money. Also the advance in technology and the already highly effective methods of fishing are helping in the depletion of the fish population. What needs to be done to help stop the depletion and yet satisfy both parties is there needs to be a sustainment plan. It would take time but eventually it could reverse the negative effects of the overfishing that has happened over the decades and replenish the fish back to the way they need to be. This plan could also help to keep this from happening again. The best way to do this would be to put limits on when and how much of each fish species that there is. Kind of like how hunting season is done to control the killing of wild game. Developing these
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