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  • v. Present participle of overfish.
  • n. fishing that reduces the stock of remaining fish in an area to below that which is acceptable


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  • The United States entered the negotiations seeking a halt to bluefin overfishing and U.S. officials were disappointed in the outcome.

    ICCAT Cuts Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quota

  • If the ASMFC says that overfishing is not occurring and current stocks are healthy and maintainable leave it be.

    Striped Bass Are Gamefish

  • The End of the Line/UK (Director: Rupert Murray) — Based on the book by journalist Charles Clover, The End of the Line reveals the devastating effect that global overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

    Sundance Slate Announced: Films Feature Michael Cera, John Krasinski, And Chris Rock » MTV Movies Blog

  • The sudden presence of raw meat in the Red Sea came against a backdrop of long-term overfishing, which depletes the sharks' natural prey, and of unthinking swimmers and snorkellers trying to feed scraps to marine life - a practice that is prohibited as it encourages sharks to approach humans and view them as a source of food.

    The Guardian World News

  • The impact of things like fossil-fuel fired climate change to which, according to the scientific cant, no single dramatic weather event can be attributed, the collapse of marine wildlife due to industrial overfishing, that is disguised for many by the imported or farmed fish they can still buy, even the scourge of ocean acidification that you can't taste or feel in the water, are by definition "long term problems."

    David Helvarg: Fish Don't Rebel (So We Should)

  • For cod, the most likely result of the overfishing has been a far lower average annual yield since 1980 than the stock has potential to produce.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Northeast Atlantic (Barents and Norwegian Seas)

  • These rules prevent overfishing, which is vital to the continued sustainability of the industry.

    Hot Air » Top Picks

  • But, if there is a message that comes out loud and clear from the plethora of reports, it is summed up in one word, helpfully illustrated by The Times, amongst others … the word "overfishing".

    It ain't overfishing

  • He cites the IPCC to the effect that separating climate change from other factors such as overfishing and pollution is "difficult."

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • This document makes repeated references to "overfishing," but doesn't once reference recreational angling, its importance, and its benefits, both to participants and the resource.



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