Is sport fishing bad for our planet and environment?

Sport fishing has become very popular over the years, but what probably most of us don’t know is the impact it has on our environment.
There are some alarming reports that claim that overfishing is causing the pollution and marine habitat loss.
If we don’t do something about this, some studies say that the seas will be completely drained.


We are facing this problem because consumers want more fish than ever and what some of you don’t know is that worldwide fish consumption doubled from the 1976 until 1996.
What is positive about this situation is that state and federal governments are doing their best to protect our aquatic ecosystems.
On the other hand the fishing industry is trying to take some steps in order to reduce the impact of sport fishing on our planet.
That is good news when it comes to sport fishing and protecting our planet, but we often forget about the fishermen who are doing this for the love of sport fishing. What about them?
We could also blame them for the endangered state of our seas and oceans. These people love this sport because it brings the food for them and for their family, so they do not care about our ecosystems and environment.


Some of them love to practice that tactic of “catch and release” which isn’t that bad, because if they release the fish within ten minutes, then that fish has a chance for survival.
But still it doesn’t mean that sport fishing isn’t destroying our nature. For example gas and oil leaks from their boats are polluting our environment and waterways.

 

 

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