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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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"It is one species that is not being overfished. We will continue to use sustainably fished species as our Fish Fry program continues."
"At least 60 percent of the world's fisheries are overfished or fished to the limit," declared the World Wildlife Fund in 1998.
Some species are overfished by people who are not even trying to catch them.
The Georges Bank off New England was overfished to commercial extinction, dead after 500 years as the most productive fishing grounds on earth.
CONSUMERS should avoid yellowfin tuna caught in the Indian Ocean because the stock is being overfished and is at risk of collapse, campaigners say.
UK & WORLD Consumers should avoid yellowfin tuna caught in the Indian Ocean because the stock is being overfished and is at risk of collapse, campaigners say.
They have lots of boats [that] have been fishing there [and] that area is in danger of being overfished,' Lorenzana said.
But 75 percent of our principal fishing grounds are already overfished," she added.
Summary: Global fish production is at record levels thanks to fish farming, says the UN FAO, but much is wasted and many species are worryingly overfished
"All-time low," according to NOAA, describes the number of managed fish stocks considered overfished or undergoing overfishing.
"Sardines are being overfished and existing policy measures are not enough to protect them, especially spawning fish," Campos said.