SCI 275 Terrestrial Resource Plan

SCI 275 Terrestrial Resource Plan - (1) Title: Terrestrial...

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(1) Title: Terrestrial Resource Plan Name: Jordan Miller Course: SCI 275 Due Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Instructor: Elisabeth Solchick
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(2) The terrestrial resource issue I chose is overfishing. I believe that overfishing originated as fishing techniques and technology advanced with time. I also believe that overfishing began when fishing for sport became more popular. The bigger and better fish catching techniques became, the more and more fish are able to be caught. As these techniques grew, the rate and amount of fish being caught grew. The origination of sport fishing has also had an impact on particular big game fish. Sport fishermen set out to catch particular kinds of prize fish, which also contributes to overfishing of those particular species. Overfishing of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams has been increasing at an extraordinary pace over the last 100 years or so. It is steadily reaching critical levels for certain species. The rate at which fish are being caught compared to the rate they can reproduce is increasing more and more. This could potentially lead to extinction for the more rare species being sought. A management and sustainment plan is already in place to reduce overfishing so that ocean and freshwater life has a better chance to reproduce. Over time, species that are nearing extinction can rebuild and repopulate the waters of the world. One way to manage overfishing is to educate people on restrictions that are set on fishing according to laws of the respective state in which they live or are fishing. Limits such as how many fish can be caught, what types of fish
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