overfishing


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o·ver·fish

 (ō′vər-fĭsh′)
v. o·ver·fished, o·ver·fish·ing, o·ver·fish·es
v.tr.
1. To fish (a body of water) to such a degree as to deplete or exhaust the supply of fish or shellfish.
2. To deplete or exhaust (a stock of fish or shellfish) by excessive fishing.
v.intr.
1. To overfish a body of water.
2. To overfish a stock of fish or shellfish.

overfishing

(ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Fishing) the act of fishing excessively, thus reducing fish species, etc

overfishing

Harvesting fish stocks faster than breeding can make good the deficit.
Translations

overfishing

[ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ] Nsobrepesca f, captura f abusiva (de pescado)
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Overfishing occurs when the number of fish removed from their habitats is greater than their reproduction rate.
PORTLAND, Maine -- Several fish stocks from Maine to Florida are rebounding and are no longer subject to overfishing, federal regulators said Thursday.
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Maria Damanaki, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said: "If we want to be serious in our fight against overfishing, we need to apply our rules by the book - and this includes the respect of quotas.
Overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution are atop the agenda of a United Nations-backed summit on the role of oceans in global food security, livelihoods and economic development which opened today in The Hague, the Netherlands, the UN News Centre reported.
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Overfishing of hammour is still an issue in the UAE, with some chefs deploring the practice of selling the endangered fish in some restaurants.
Damanaki said focusing on enforcing fish quota provisions was "crucial to stopping overfishing and achieving the long-term sustainability of our stocks".
I note the reduction in the total amount of overfishing as compared to last year and aim at ensuring a longer term trend in this respect.
The factors causing the decline of fish stocks in the country such as water pollution, high temperatures, overfishing, the wrecks of ships, and the use of prohibited fishing tools were also highlighted during the event.
What may be surprising, however, is that despite clear evidence of overcapitalization and overfishing within the region, much of the aid given to the fisheries sector focuses on increasing productivity rather than research and development, training provision, and shaping fishing policy and management.
Overfishing has destroyed the jobs of tens of thousands of fishermen and left us dependent on imports for more than half the fish we eat," dpa quoted British EU parliamentarian Chris Davies as saying.