Fish and the Environment The Water Resource Problem The first water resource problem described in the video was the assertion that fishing fleets have stripped the seas of 90 percent of big fish. International scientists have identified overfishing as more destructive to the ocean than toxic pollution or degrading water quality. Fishing Techniques Many Pacific Salmon fisheries utilize gillnet capture which is not necessarily one of the most environmentally friendly techniques. Baker and Schindler (2009) argued that “while most fish intercepted by the fishery are harvested, many disentangle from nets and continue their migration to natal spawning areas” and are too injured to actually spawn (p. 753). The argument that most fish are...The end:
.....y, which is already hit hard by a plethora of circumstances, will have to do their share. In the long-run though, both the fish and the fishing industry stand to benefit the most from these recommendations. In turn, the public benefits will far outweigh the costs. References Baker, M., & Schindler, D. (2009). Unaccounted Mortality in Salmon Fisheries: Non-retention in Gillnets and Effects on Estimates of Spawners. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(4), 752-761. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01673.x. Storrier, K., McGlashan, D., Bonellie, S., & Velander, K. (2007). Beach Litter Deposition at a Selection of Beaches in the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Journal of Coastal Research, 23(4), 813-822. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.