The video showed opposing views from a fisherman (Pete Dupuis) with studies about the declining large fish of the ocean. The concern originated from past centuries of harvesting fish and at times needless fishing to rake in more money, which results in waste. This is the way of life for most fishermen. As Pete Dupuis understands there is a recourse problem (fighting for the last 10% of large game), he is open to suggestions from the studies done and continue to fish. It will be up to the scientist to find a better solution, while keeping the fishermen’s jobs and the demand for fish.
How long has mass fishing been going on in the ocean? Probably it was ever since humans were able to step foot into the ocean waters. It is more apparent now that we have the technology to aid us in the studies. With the world’s population growing by the thousands every day, there is a need to harvest more fish, mainly the larger fish. There may be a way to deal with our circumstances that we created for ourselves.
Since humans need food to survive, we cannot stop the fishing altogether. After all, fish is a great healthy diet and packed with protein. However, we may not be able to prevent over fishing, we can minimize the sustainability for the benefit of the jobs that relate to fishing, food for the people, and the oceans ecosystem. If we do not, we run the risk of wiping out popular groups of fish, such as halibut, cod, or tuna. What are some of the plans that could sustain the fish and habitat?
Sure, some countries depend on fish as their main staple in their diet, others do not. But yet, the countries that do depend on fish have more in population, but harvest less fish than the countries with less population, excluding China. The different countries can be picked as a whole such as, U.S. v. India or U.S. v. the sub Asian countries as seen in figure 1.1 and 1.2. The by-catch is probably one of the largest problems affecting non-targeted species, which considered one...