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What will happen if fishing rates continue?
Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020
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Thereof, what will happen if we continue to overfish?
If overfishing continues, more species will be driven to extinction and aquatic ecosystems will collapse. Fisheries should behave responsibly because they are major forces of ecological and evolutionary change.
One may also ask, are we going to run out of fish? All seafood will run out in 2050, say scientists. The world's stocks of seafood will have collapsed by 2050 at present rates of destruction by fishing, scientists said yesterday. A four-year study of 7,800 marine species around the world's ecosystems has concluded that the long-term trend is clear and predictable.
Similarly, how will overfishing affect the future?
It can change the size of fish remaining, as well as how they reproduce and the speed at which they mature. When too many fish are taken out of the ocean it creates an imbalance that can erode the food web and lead to a loss of other important marine life, including vulnerable species like sea turtles and corals.
What would restore most fish populations?
Add overfishing to pollution, climate change, habitat destruction, and acidification, and a picture of a system in crisis emerges. Many scientists say most fish populations could be restored with aggressive fisheries management, better enforcement of laws governing catches, and increased use of aquaculture.