Dynamite Fishing

Dynamite Fishing

Dynamite fishing is the practice of using explosive to kill schools of fish for easy collection. It is the use of bomb to kill or hurts lots of fish at once.This often illegal practice can be extremely destructive to the surrounding ecosystem, as the explosion often destroys the underlying habitat (such as coral reefs) that supports the fish. The frequently improvised nature of the plosives used means danger for the fisherman as well with accidents, and injuries. It can also hurt the fishermen and it is illegal in a lot of places.
Reason why do they practice dynamite fishing? Maybe because of lack of job, lack of discipline, and especially because of poverty because this illegal practice is considered as easy money. People who are engaged on this practice tend to do so because this is one of the easiest ways to catch a large number of fish. Since most of the people who are involve on this do not have other job or opportunity to make a living so they maximize the opportunity of catching fish through this. Even they know that this is wrong, they do not have any choice since their main goal is just to survive regardless of the harmful effects of this.
Dynamite fishing creates a wave of destruction in the ocean. It is not only threatens the coral reefs but it also decreases the population of the different kind of fish. It also affects the coastal communities and small fisheries trying to compete with industrial trawlers. Also, it has a negative effect in the tourist industry since this illegal activity ruins the marine lives. This will also lead to having an imbalanced marine ecosystem.
The best solution for this is to stop this illegal dynamite fishing. Local government should come up with a team that will protect our seas and oceans against the selfish people who are engage in dynamite fishing. Every local government most especially those who are in nearby coastal areas should provide training and enforcement agencies to support marine preservation and conservation. Another solution with this is to conduct comprehensive dynamite fishing campaign in places which is prone in illegal fishing. Through these possible solution we can lessen this illegal practice.

Prepared by: Jhon Carlo Cajayon G12- Gratitude

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