Overfishing as a threat to the ecosystem


Overfishing, or excessive fishing, is a problem that has serious consequences for sustainable fisheries and the marine ecosystem. Fish populations are being harvested at a rate that exceeds their natural ability to reproduce, leading to a decline in their numbers and disruption of the ecosystem’s balance. Unfortunately, in recent years, there has been an increase in overfishing in certain areas.

   The cause of this phenomenon is, among others, the presence of many water reservoirs where fishing is allowed. Currently, fishing is very profitable due to high prices for rare species.

   Overfishing has a negative impact not only on fish, but also on the entire food web they are involved in. Decreasing fish populations can lead to an increase in predator populations, which in turn can affect other species and ecosystems.

   That’s why it’s so important to take actions to protect fish resources and ensure sustainable fishing. Supporting the conservation of marine areas, implementing fishing quotas, promoting sustainable fishing practices, and educating about the consequences of overfishing are some of the actions being taken worldwide to address this issue.

   It is necessary for all of us to be aware of and engage in the protection of fish resources to ensure a future for our oceans and future generations.

Author: Amelia Zygmunt