Which Fishing Method Is the Most Detrimental to the Survival of Coral Reefs?

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What Fishing Method is the Most Detrimental to the Survival of Coral Reefs? Extended Research Essay 5/16/2013 ROSS FERGUSON [Word Count: 2929] 1. Abstract The global demand for fresh fish to eat, and for live fish in the aquarium trade has resulted in heightened frenzy to catch fish at all costs, some resorting to illegal methods to accomplish this task. This essay is discussing and finding out What Fishing Method is the Most Detrimental to the Survival of Coral Reefs. This only includes the four illegal fishing methods I have chosen to research bout and what their impact is. I found that of the four methods I compared (Bottom Trawling, Cyanide Fishing, Dynamite Fishing and Muro-ami) Bottom Trawling was the most detrimental due to its large destructive area and completely destructive nature, followed by Dynamite fishing, as although it is destructive, it is only a concentrated blast, Muro-ami, as the pounding is highly destructive but only if the action is done many times, and finally Cyanide fishing, as it chokes the coral of Oxygen and light, thereby killing the coral slowly. All my sources were from the internet; I used websites, web documents and web photos. I tried to find a commonality in all these resources and compared the research which has been done by specialists in this field. My essay concludes with the finding that bottom trawling is the most detrimental fishing method to the aquatic environment. 2. Contents 1. Abstract 1 2. Contents 1 3. Introduction 2 3.1 Fishing Methods Being used to compare with Each Other 2 4. Literature Review 2 5. Bottom Trawling 4 5.1 How the Fishing is done 4 5.2 What Part of the Coral does it Affect Most? 4 6. Cyanide Fishing 4 6.1 How the Fishing is done 4 6.2 Which part of the Coral does it affect most? 5 7. Dynamite Fishing 5 7.1 How the Fishing is done 5 7.2 Which

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