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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overharvest.


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  • By the mid-20th century, geoducks had been overharvested, and even an industrious beachcomber had trouble finding one.

    When Criminals Clam Up

  • Choosing sustainable seafood can be tricky, but Danson urges consumers to avoid buying large, overharvested species and farm-raised carnivorous fish and to look for the Marine Stewardship Council certification label on seafood products at the grocery store.

    Ted Danson Hopes Jellyfish Burgers Aren't On 'The End Of The Line'

  • While artisanal and inshore fisheries are generally overharvested, some countries have not yet developed the capacity to fully exploit, or enforce regulation of, their offshore fisheries.

    Eastern Africa and coastal and marine environments

  • Pygeum has become so popular that Herbalgram, a magazine that follows the herb industry, recently reported that pygeum bark is being overharvested, which could not only lead to a shortage of this valuable herb, but put the species at risk of extinction.

    Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible

  • If renewable resources are harvested at a rate greater than their regeneration rate, the long-term flow of benefits is reduced, and they are said to be overharvested.

    Biodiversity and development challenges in Africa

  • Striped Bass have come back in a big way, although there are very large numbers of small bass the large ones are still being overharvested.

    Fishing Is Fun For Everyone

  • “It was back before they overharvested the oyster beds—we picked so many oysters from the rocks we could hardly sell them.”

    Gringos in Paradise

  • While Native cultures revered their indigenous tortoises, the European conquerors overharvested the giant tortoises as soon as it was discovered that these two- to six-hundred-pound giant creatures offered a fresh meat supply aboard ships.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • This mild, almost-translucent skinned fish, called "white fish" even though it's not the usual whitefish found elsewhere, was overharvested and later blighted by parasites, which left many just a tad leery about trying it.

    Patzcuaro: the soul of Michoacan's Meseta Purepecha

  • A number are now so overharvested that they feature high on the lists of threatened or endangered species.

    Chapter 2


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