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Salmon of the West - Why are Salmon in Trouble? - Over-fishing. Campaign. Overfishing is rapidly depleting many of the world’s fish populations.


The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980's and has been declining ever since. Meanwhile, roughly 1 billion people, many of them poor, already depend upon fish as a primary source of animal protein. Overfishing. Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction.


Gathering as many fish as possible may seem like a profitable practice, but overfishing has serious consequences. The results not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life. Billions of people rely on fish for protein, and fishing is the principal livelihood for millions of people around the world.

Overfishing - A global environmental problem, threat to our oceans and disaster. A REAL THREAT - Fisheries - Students - Ocean World. Fish and shellfish are two valuable resources of the ocean.

A REAL THREAT - Fisheries - Students - Ocean World

The health of the ocean ecosystem, however, is in danger as a result of over fishing. Because nobody owns the ocean's resources, they can easily be used for profit by anyone and everyone.