Sustainable Fisheries Flashcards

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What is overfishing?

Overfishing is the practice of catching more fish than can be naturally replaced through reproduction, leading to depletion and potential extinction of fish populations.

How does overfishing disrupt food chains?

Overfishing removes key species from aquatic food webs, affecting both predators and prey. This can have negative effects on other species in the ecosystem.

What is a sustainable fishery?

A sustainable fishery implements measures to ensure the amount of fish caught does not exceed the number of new fish born, maintaining stable fish populations.

How do fishing quotas help prevent overfishing?

Fishing quotas set limits on the number of fish that can be caught for each species, allowing populations to recover and rebuild to sustainable levels.

Why is increasing the size of fishing nets beneficial?

Larger nets allow smaller and immature fish to escape, helping them grow and reproduce, which helps restore fish populations.

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