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Overfishing and how we can stop it

Overfishing and how we can stop it

Almost all of human activities are connected with the environmental destruction. Food consumption is one of the most major factors and surprisingly, it mostly affects the sea and marine life.

Fish is proved to be a healthy meal which provides humans with considerable needed substances and nutritions. This,along with many other reasons,have led to the mass consumption of most kinds of marine life worldwide. Even species we don't consume are in danger, mainly due to the methods used to fish the others. Bottom trawling is the recent most destructive way of catching fish. All fish not wanted are thrown dead back into the sea. Not to mention the complete destruction of coral reefs and sea bed.

All these happen because the world market, and thus consumers, demand fish on almost daily basis. We must all act if we want to save marine life before it is too late. Since fish is vital for us and we cannot possibly stop eating it, we must choose the species less overfished and reduce the frequency of eating them to once a week (doctors say we don't need more anyway). So we can't eat, for example, bluefin tuna every night.

We shouldn't be thinking that others don't follow our example and thus we don't make a difference. More and more people get to understand the problem and change their habits. Even if we don't know any of them,we must make our effort and stick to it.

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