We are losing species as well as entire ecosystems. My issue is overfishing deplete the stock of fish in (a body of water) by excessive

fishing. My goal is to stop bottom trawling by doing this we will be saving variety of fish species and ecosystems. My campaign is importantq because Trawling drags huge nets through the ocean that scoop up every animal and the ecosystem in its pathway, resulting in massive wasteful bycatch – dead fish are returned to the sea because they weren’t the target fish. We don’t have that kind of sea life to waste. Though there are many programs that focus on decreasing by-catch, and worldwide there are small regions where bottom trawling is banned or limited, these measures aren’t enough. Trawling needs to be banned outright. Before we go any further lets look at some facts

So what are some of the facts around overfishing? Overfishing can occur in water bodies of any sizes, such as ponds, rivers, lakes or oceans, and can result in resource depletion. Overfishing in a large part due to the worldwide fishing fleets that are five times as large as then what is actually necessary to catch fish that our oceans can realistically support. Globally our active fishing fleets have the capacity to cover at least 4 planets that are the size of earth.

·         Why does overfishing matter?

·         Overfishing is killing sea life which is having a terrible effect on fish numbers.

Also drag nets are destroying our ocean floor

·         the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization

(FAO) describes over 70 percent of the world’s fisheries as either “fully exploited,” “over exploited” or “significantly depleted.” Such has been the effect of overfishing


·         overfishing matters. It matters because it id s major source of food around the world and also income

Overfishing also involves a huge amount of waste.

Nets catch everything in their path. It dosent matter if the species is a targeted one or even if it’s endangered, they still die.

·          Acceding to World Wildlife Organisation “A staggering amount of marine life—including turtles, dolphins and juvenile fish—is hauled up with the catch, and then discarded overboard dead or dying.”

·         I think this is cruel and wasteful and something’s need to be done because there are alternatives to resolve the issue

What’s the alternatives

·         There are Many alternatives such as marine protected areas

“Currently, less than two percent of the world’s oceans are protected in marine parks; and less than one percent of the oceans are protected from any kind of fishing. “

More no-catch zones must be put in place to allow fish populations and their ecosystems to recover and replace themselves to ensure fishing for future generations.

Trawling needs to stop. We can do this by following the Hong Kongs lead. In 2012 Hong Kong banned trawing They did this by buying fishing vessels fitted for trawling.and supporting deckhands who’d be affected by the reduced amount of fish caught. This can be put in place in every single country. Actions needs to be taken. If overfishing continues, some scientists warn that a collapse of all types of fish species may happen in less than 50 years. ... “The fish don't stand a chance,” Greenpeace writes on its website about overfishing

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