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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Fish catch and production
Fishing activities have various negative impacts on marine ecosystems. The greatest cause for concern is the rapid depletion of fish population due to extensive commercial
fishing. In 2002 72% of the world’s marine fish stocks were being harvested faster than they can reproduce. Bycatch – the harvest of fish or shellfish other than the species for
which the fishing gear was set – accounts for a quarter of the total catch (27m tonnes in 2003) and much of it is lost.