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Environmental Impacts of Ocean Fishing & Fisheries

Environmental Impacts of Ocean Fishing & Fisheries

Fisheries may be responsible for providing food, employment, economic resources and livelihood for many people in the country but they may also be responsible for altering ecosystems and causing damage to the environment. If fisheries and fish farms do not operate responsibly, they may potentially cause damage or alter the ocean fish stock’s ecosystem, deplete targeted species, as well as damage other species associated with the targeted species, especially if there is overfishing involved. They may also have various other negative effects on the environment, and ecosystem by causing pollution through poor choice of waste management and other practices if they are not kept under control.

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