Saturday 18 May 2013

Overfishing and Poaching By: Sherman Teo

The problem of overfishing is the number of fisheries. Because there are no rights there is a lack of incentive for fishermen to leave fish in the water. The traceability of fishing activities has long been a problem in the fishing industry. Current rules and regulations are not strong enough to limit fishing capacity to a sustainable level. This is particularly the case for the high seas, where there are few international fishing regulations, and those that exist are not always implemented or enforced. Many fisheries management bodies are not able to adequately incorporate scientific advice on fish quotas, and customs agencies and retailers cannot always ensure that the fish entering their country is caught legally and in a sustainable way.

I believe that the government should stop all these overfishing activities as it is causing more harm than benefits towards us. Even though it does not affect us now, but in future we would have lesser fish to eat as the population of all fishes are dropping drastically. Such changes must be made now while we are able to salvage the situation. If not, the future generations would have lesser fishes to eat.


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