Friday, December 01, 2006

Oceanic Biodiversity

There has been studies by enviornmentalists that show that we must reduce the number of fish being overfished or other practices or we will destroy our oceanic biodiversity. The biodiversity is quickly being depleted and they will die off if we continue to destory at the current rate and dont re-enforce a new policy. Scientists say that with out policymakers making a change we will see a world marine biodiversity that will be depleted by the mid 21st century. Many fisheries have been completly destroyed and the amount of marine life is not an unlimited supply, which in fact is harder to repair then it is to be destoyed. In the recent news the policies have made it clear that we are staring to preserve the diversity. With the fisheries management we can say that science is responsible for keeping the ecosystem so it may sustain a long term economic health in fish communities to get the biodiversity around. More countries and fisheries need to follow the sustainalbel models that have been practiced by Alaska's fisheries. We need Congress to step in and improve the policies to make more fisheries efficent like those of them in Alaska. What needs to be done is a proposal needs to be sent to the president that would provide a strict enforceable limits on the amount that can be taken out of a given area. The biodiversity of marine life will be depeted faster than we can fix it so we have to apply policies to keep these species around.

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