Alaskan Fishing Essay

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To start off Alaska is very cold, and during the colder season many fish tend to stay there, because they hunger for food, just like us people. That seems to be the best place to find food, because during this season, Alaskans use fishing to help keep survival, and that’s why fish stay where they are. Today Alaska Salmon is near the Kenai River, the Cooper River, and Bristol Bay. As you may know, improper fishing techniques are very damaging to the environment. But luckily the Atlantic Ocean, isn’t near any polluted rivers emptying into the ocean, nor any cities flushing sewage into Bering Sea and other Alaskan waters. I have a personal opinion about this, because I think that its very selfish the way our oceans, and rivers are so polluted, it’s disgusting, and very unhealthy. This ocean covers most of the planet but, isn’t in contact with much other than the underwater wildlife. Alaska’s vast and beautiful waters are home to some of the most productive commercial fisheries in the world. The seafood and fishing industry contributes to nearly 78,000 jobs to the Alaskan economy and are managed based on careful monitoring and scientific assessment, and are also regarded as a model of successful natural resources. I believe the fish, especially the Salmon, will remain uncontaminated due to the lack of people surrounding them, other larger fish or underwater animals. The relatively untouched ecosystem, as comp Ared to the other bodies of water on the planet, has fallen into tough times. Species of fish and other sea life have been driven to extinction, based on many pressures on the ecosystem including fishing, pollution, habitat loss and impacts on marine life from shipping and other uses of the ocean. Not only does pollution affect our waters, but it affects the fish, and marine life that live in the waters. It saddens me to think that we are so selfish, to pollute our waters, and not care about the marine life we are hurting. The thing that gets me the most was that not only is it unhealthy for our marine life, but for ourselves as well, and how unsafe it is to even step foot in out waters. Also, changing climate conditions are warming ocean waters and its temperature, the ocean chemistry and circulation patterns alternate the atmospheric systems. These changes that I listed has all taken turns affecting the abundance of fish species in the region and also their sources of food. The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest body of water with a total are of about 106,400,000 square kilometers. It covers approximately 20% of the Earth’s surface. Such a large part of the planet, it’s very important that we keep our waters clean, and the pollution under control not just for the safety of our environment but, for our health as well. In my opinion, after all the research I’ve done, there is a number of ways to prevent this cycle from continuously occurring. For example, the large amounts...

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