Azeeza Mubarak H00088813
Table of Contents
Part One: Report Abstract 3
Part Two: Overfishing Summary 5
Part Three: Overfishing Stakeholders 9
Part Four: International Implication 14
Part Five: Conclusion and Recommendations 15
The human needs and wants are satisfied by the existed natural resources in our environment. Simply, we are totally dependent on natural resources which sustain our lives. Everything we have used and using is made of natural resources, or raw materials and energy obtained from our environment. ...view middle of the document...
Unfortunately, overfishing is not affecting only on us, it is affecting the marine ecological system and it will lead to no exist of fishes in 40 years if it is continued. When I started reading about this ethical issue I was shocked that because of overfishing the oceans will be empty by 2048 and that I can’t imagine an oceans without life. Therefore, I have chosen this serious issue which we are facing nowadays, to put more consideration into it and discussed it through this report.
This report carried out to determine an important ethical issue that threatens our environment. The main focus of this report will be ethical environmental issue where it will be explored and discussed. The environmental issue I have chosen is overfishing. “Overfishing occurs when fish and other marine species are caught at a rate faster than they can reproduce” . Overfishing is considered as an ethical issues because the fishes are fished illegally where they are over caught leaving a huge impact on the ecosystem and the causatives of the issue is not thinking about their harmful actions to the environment. The direct and indirect stakeholders of the issue will be classified and discussed and those including, suppliers of fishing intermediate inputs, those within the fishing industry (Fishers, vendor and producer), government and fishery management those are considered as direct stakeholders while institutions concerned with marine ecology seafood consumers (Individual sea food buyers and Sea Food Restaurants) and wholesaler and retailers are considered as indirect Stakeholders. From this report I have found that the three quarters of world’s fisheries are fully and over exploited, depleted or fished in to the maximum of its borders. In addition, the large fish of the ocean are been fished out by 90% and several vital profitable fish populations have decreased to the point which threatened their survival and by 2048, the expanded stocks of all species that are fished for food now are prophesied to collapse, unless the condition is noticed.
Part Two: Summary
I have found a video about the issue I have chosen (overfishing). The video is uploaded in youtube.com by sea the truth.net (http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/) and its one hour long. The video discussed all aspects of the issue. The video will be summarized in this part. The following link is for the video
- (2010). Overfishing and more. SEA THE TRUTH In 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty. Retrieved 6th of May 2012, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c
The importance of fisheries resources
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) international organization has stated the value of fisheries resources is more valuable than gold and diamonds to over a billion of people throughout the world. The following facts are the bases of the condition are:
- Fish share in bringing about the food supply, economy, and health of several nations
- Fish and seafood products...