- Fish are a renewable resource because they can renew their numbers though breeding.
- Fish can be depleted if they are over-exploited
Why over fishing takes place!
Big ships: Some of today’s trawlers are as tall as seven storey buildings and as long as Croke Park. These ‘super-trawlers’ often travel together in fleets, which usually include a factory ship that processes the fish at sea. This system allows trawlers to fish for months on end. They kill vast quantities of fish, which can be stored for long periods of time in massive refrigerated holds.
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