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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Overfishing and other exploitation of marine resources also threaten the seas.
On overfishing, particularly in the Mediterranean, he said: "We know the situation, we have the solutions: setting fish catch limits to scientific advice and stopping illegal and destructive fishing.
Unfortunately for Florida anglers, three of our most popular ocean fish are now listed as undergoing overfishing: Greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico; red grouper in the South Atlantic.
'Currently there is overfishing in the lake, illegal use of undersize nets and seining has become the order of the day and hence the present crisis,' he said.
More than half (55 per cent) of Brits think the Government's priority should be protecting fish stocks from overfishing in Brexit negotiations.
Mostly perpetrated by foreign fishing fleets, overfishing also disrupts ecosystems and endangers biodiversity.
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.
The agency is also taking six stocks off of the ''overfishing'' list, including the Gulf of Maine haddock, the South Atlantic gag grouper, the western Atlantic Bluefin tuna, the snowy grouper of the South Atlantic coast and the jacks of the Gulf of Mexico.
Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic development which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands, the UN News Centre reported.
'Emissions reductions may protect some reefs and marine organisms but we know that the ocean is subject to many other stresses such as warming, deoxygenation, pollution and overfishing,' said Wendy Broadgate, deputy director of the IGBE 'Warming and deoxygenation are also caused by rising carbon dioxide emissions, underlining the importance of reducing fossil fuel emissions.
Quota deductions are operated on the same stocks that were overfished in the previous year, with further deductions made for consecutive overfishing, overfishing above 5% or if the stock concerned is subject to a multiannual plan.