Sustainability

684 Words Sep 27th, 2013 3 Pages
In today’s global economy sustainability is very important; from the biological aspect to the industries they all play a role on the marine environment. As world population increases the demand of fish rises causing overfishing. Certain laws have been placed to limit the amount of wild fishing to reduce the risk of endangerment. To meet the demand of the population, fish farms are introduced. Pollution and health related issues are part of the challenges of fish farming. Sustainability also affects social areas such as beaches. The triple bottom line of fishing is influenced by sustainability in many ways. One way is the demand for fish increases with population. As well there are new laws limiting fishing, ultimately forcing once …show more content…
Pollution is a damaging with fish farming. A group of wild fishing being fed to fish in the ocean will eventually transfer disease. As well, fish pollute the water from their wastes. Fish farming also affects the growth and genetics of the fish because they are not in a wild environment. More research should be completed to provide more adequate information and prevent negative outcomes for fish farming. If farmers were unable to produce fish, the wild fish population would be in trouble. The world would have an unreliable source of fish, because fishermen would be over fishing the waters. Consumers would have a limited menu of fish species. If there was overfishing social areas, such as beaches, would be greatly affected. As well, other wildlife would be greatly affected by overfishing. Over all, unless laws would be placed the world would not have enough marine life to sustain. The wild fishing in the waters would be greatly reduces to try and conserve what we have, if a law was in place.
In conclusion, my thoughts on U.S. production if fish farming was disbanded are that the aquaculture economy would suffer. Also the population would have very limited sources and quantities of fish. There could also be positive changes made to help the fish reproduce more in the wild so we do not exhaust our fish supply. Designated fishing areas that have an excess of fish would also be a solution to wild fishing. Consumption of fish in the U.S. would be greatly

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