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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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By-kill can produce extraordinary waste and even overfish species.
European nations also overfish about 30% of their fisheries, says Michael Sissenwine, NMFS director of scientific programs.
overfish the ocean to the point of endangering many species' survival.
These ships are literally designed to overfish the world's seas, to deplete one fishery, and then move on to another ocean," says Fred Munson, Greenpeace's fisheries campaigner in the Northwest.
If we overfish these stocks, there are implications for other fisheries.