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Fisheries in Deep Trouble
This assignment has two parts.
Access an article from Natural History Magazine (October 2007) called Deep Trouble
(http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/features/301170/deep-trouble). Read all 3 pages of the article and answer the following questions in your own words:
How did the author, Dr. Richard Haedrich, first become interested in deep-sea fish?
What is the main reason for deep-sea fish vulnerability? Explain why deep-sea fish have this adaptation.
How does bottom-trawling gear for deep-water fishing work?
What does it mean to have a sustainable fishery? Why was it difficult to determine this in the deep sea?
Based on their research, why were the greatest declines found in the smallest species?
What happened to the recent resolution to ban bottom trawling in international waters? What other problems exist for preventing bottom trawling?
Access the Overfishing website (http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/ (Links to an external site.)) and in your own words, answer the following questions:
What is overfishing?
Why is overfishing a problem?
What can you do to help?