Overfishing: The Impact of Supply and Demand

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Overfishing is a word that is used loosely to describe mass fishing at a scale that the ecosystem cannot keep up with. There are many reasons why overfishing happens: government subsidies, faulty regulations, lack of law enforcement, and a disproportionate number of large fisheries in first-world countries.

The worst part about all of this is that the very regulations and procedures put in place to prevent overfishing are the same ones causing it to happen. Let’s talk about it…Read More


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