Water Resource Plan
Christine S. Snyder, PhD
Water Resource Plan
Overfishing is a serious problem; it tied to the growing population, as the world population has increased the amount of fish taken from the ocean has increased. The organization Greenpeace international suggest overfishing is the single biggest threat to marine ecosystems. Greenpeace has suggested the over-exploitation of fisheries has led to some fisheries collapsing. WWF Global suggests that valuable fish stock and a whole host of marine life are severely threatened by overfishing. According to WWF there is massive overfishing around the globe fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than what the oceans can sustainably support. Fishermen are a problem when it comes to protecting the fish and other ocean life. Their nets catch not only various types of fish, but also baby dolphins, baby sharks, and turtles to name a few. The next thing to know is how we can control where people go fishing, so the fish can have time to repopulate.
1. Action items: My plan to help sustain the fish population is to educate the fisherman on the severe impact their fishing is having of the environment and if not controlled our resources may be totally destroyed. The plan would consist of each fisherman allowed a certain amount of fish per week.
2. Order of action items: 1) educate the fisherman 2) schedule a presentation day 3) invite the community 4) the new plan goes into effect
3. Action steps: Go to the fishing communities and educate the fisherman about the facts of how their fishing is effecting the environment. Next schedule a presentation and invite all the fishermen and the community. Here I will inform them of the plan to help keep this resource around.
4. Timeline: In month’s 1-6 going around educating the fishermen. In month 3 have a schedule presentation ready for a future date. In month 5 go and invite the fishermen and community to this...