fishing with a sufficiently high intensity to reduce the breeding stock levels to such an extent that they will no longer suppport a sufficient quantity of fish for sport or commercial harvest.
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(from the article `conservation`) Overharvesting, or overfishing in the case of fish and marine invertebrates, depletes some species to very low numbers and drives others to ... Overfishing is the greatest threat to the biodiversity of the world`s oceans, and contemporary information published for f...
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Overfishing occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans. Ultimately overfishing can lead to resource depletion in cases of subsidised fishing, low biological growth rates and critical low biomass levels (...
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Fishing at rates that exceed the sustained-yield cropping of fish species, resulting in a net population decline. For example, in the North Atlantic, herring has been fished to the verge of extinction, and the cod and haddock populations are severely depleted. In the developing world, use of huge fa...
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fishing a population faster than it can replace itself; the population decreases in size as a result
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occurs when fishing activities reduce fish stocks below an acceptable level. This can occur in any body of water from a pond to the oceans.
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