overfishing


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overfishing

the removal of fish from a population beyond the point where the population is able to maintain its numbers and goes into decline.
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The assessment concluded that the stock was neither overfished nor experiencing overfishing.
Mostly perpetrated by foreign fishing fleets, overfishing also disrupts ecosystems and endangers biodiversity.
Mr Gooday noted that for the third consecutive year there were no stocks classified as subject to overfishing in any fisheries managed solely by the Australian government.
The move has been organised by a coalition of fishing organisations, supermarkets, seafood brands and industry body Seafish, following significant efforts to boost stocks by Scottish and English fishermen North Sea cod stocks collapsed in the 1980s as a result of overfishing, tumbling from a peak of 270,000 tonnes in the 1970s when Scottish and English cod was widely sold and enjoyed.
But overfishing of these mainstream commercial species during the past decade has resulted in a 95 percent drop in these populations.
There were 41 stocks listed as subject to overfishing in 2007 and only 10 domestic and four international stocks remain on that list, he said.
It identified that threats to the region come from overfishing, watershed pollution and coastal development.
They will discuss underlying causes that have led to the overfishing, increased marine pollution and loss of critical habitat, as well as potential solutions.
Summary: Time is running out to save some species of tuna from overfishing, environmental groups warned .
Overfishing of hammour is still an issue in the UAE, with some chefs deploring the practice of selling the endangered fish in some restaurants.
Damanaki said focusing on enforcing fish quota provisions was "crucial to stopping overfishing and achieving the long-term sustainability of our stocks".
Summary: Jellyfish blooms, if left unchecked, can prove disastrous for fishes in the world's oceans A recent report published by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean pointed to rise in the number of jellyfish caused due to overfishing as one of the major reasons for the decline of fish in those [.