Stop Overfishing and Buy Fish Sustainably

Stop Overfishing and Buy Fish Sustainably

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  • This is a local beach where many people catch fish 
  • Overfishing leads to fish depletion because it catches too much of a certain type of fish plus other fish that they just throw out. I know this because of the book "World WIthout Fish" on page.
  • Extra Information:  Overfishing is when someone is fishing a certain kind of fish way to much. Usually includes bycatch.
  • Many fish are on the brink of extinction and the wildlife is endanger of over fishing.
  • The orange roughy  gained popularity quick, and soon after, they started running out due to the reason that orange roughys live to be 150-200 years old and don't reproduce until later in life.
  • The novel "World Without Fish" had a case study on orange roughy.Fish depletion has been affecting fish, rapidly losing in numbers of fish. One example is the orange roughy, which was found in the 90s.
  • Some Sustainable Fishing Methods  Are: 1.Hook and Lining 2.Harpooning 3.Traps 4.Trolling This information was found in the article "Sustainable Fishing Methods"
  • Some ways to sustainably buy fish: 1. Download the Monteray Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch App 2.Look for the Marine Stewardship Council label or seal 3.Go to local fish stores to buy your fish 4.Look at the price of the fish and make sure its not cheap 5.Ask the store owner if you can smell the fish This information  was found from YouTube video "How To Buy Fresh, Sustaiable Fish"
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