Overfishing of the Resource
Description of Over-Fishing of the Resource Research Paper: Several government-funded studies have concluded that many of the large ocean-dwelling fish, such as swordfish and tuna, are nearing extinction. The primary cause is conjectured to be over-fishing of the resource. This video clip contrasts the views of Pete Dupuis, a commercial fisherman, with Jeremy Jackson of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. It reviews the evidence that over-fishing may be causing the decline of fish and provides various solutions.
Over-Fishing of the Resource Research Paper requires APA format that includes the following:
- A brief description of the water resource problem in the video and how it originated.
- A management and sustainment plan that you think will benefit both sides of the issue.
- How your plan will be viewed, both negatively and positively, by the environmentalists and the fishermen.
- Other problems, besides declining fish stock, that result from fishermen’s techniques for catching fish.
- How your plan affects the community. Consider issues relating to jobs, resources, and lifestyles. Explain your answers.
Your sustainability plan should present what, when, and how something is to be sustained and maintained now and into the indefinite future. Your plan can be submitted in a narrative or table format.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (n.d.) provides the following list of components that make up a sustainability plan that should be included in your paper or table:
- Action items: Provide the items or activities that need to be addressed or that need to occur. Refer to the following example: My plan for sustaining clean air in my community is to develop an education program about air pollution-generating activities and their effects, schedule a presentation day and time, invite community participants, and research the effects of air pollution.
- Order of action items: Discuss how the action items in step 1 will align or occur. One event or activity should occur before another; thus, order the items into steps similar to the following: 1) Research the effects of air pollution. 2) Develop an education program. 3) Schedule a presentation day and time. 4) Invite the community.
- Action steps: Explain how you are going to conduct the action items. How are you going to make each item or activity happen? Include individuals or groups who will help you conduct these activities. Use the following as a guide: In order to schedule a presentation day and time, I will attend next month’s community homeowner’s association (HOA) meeting and request permission from the board to add it to the following month’s agenda.
- Timeline: Estimate when you are going to conduct the action items, such as “In months 1-3, I will complete the research.” If an item or activity does not have a specific conclusion time, indicate that it is “ongoing.”