Cyanide Fishing

In: Science

Submitted By BirdmanPrrr
Words 1410
Pages 6
Cyanide Fishing Recently, cyanide fishing for tropical and exotic species has become more prevalent in the South Pacific, causing harm to not only the marine life that is targeted, but their habitats as well. Many people in South East Asian countries rely solely on this fishing practice for income, in which they chase these tropical marine species and spray them with a cyanide solution to stun them and aid in their capture. These fish are then put into bags and exported to places like North America and Europe where they are sold for premium prices. However, many of these fish are harmed by the cyanide solution and do not even survive the trip, making the mortality rates very high, nearly forty percent (Pflug, 66.) The process of cyanide fishing is used to capture fish and invertebrates, but is damaging to many corals and juvenile reef species. This practice is becoming much more common in the Philippines, which was the first country to use the cyanide technique, where much of the reefs are destroyed from harvesting corals and cyanide fishing. Over three thousand tropical fishermen in the Philippines expose miles of coral reefs to cyanide, killing the coral polyps and bleaching the reef. Until strict regulations are put in place to protect the reefs and their inhabitants, cyanide fishing will continue to devastate reefs and kill marine life the world over. The new trend in Hong Kong and other major Asian cities are restaurants that have large fish tanks where the customers can pick the fish they want to eat and have it prepared however they would like. The new demand for live tropicals has caused a dramatic increase in cyanide fishing, putting much more strain on South Pacific marine habitats. This profitable fish trade generates revenues in excess of one billion dollars every year, but causes considerable damage to fish populations and habitats. Far from Hong…...

Similar Documents

The Consequence of Baia Mare Cyanide Spill

...The Baia Mare cyanide spill had left several consequences behind. The spill did not only contain cyanide in it; it also contained a significant amount of heavy metals like lead. As a consequence to the spill 2.5 million people where supplied with water contaminated with cyanide and other heavy metals. The Cyanide plume that entered the river had 700 times more concentration than the maximum amount of cyanide supposed to be present in drinking water. Due to this, the drinking water supply of Romanian and Hungarian towns was suspended for a while. In addition to water, the soil in some areas were highly polluted which made farming activities difficult for the following years. The other major impact of this spill was on the aquatic and wild life. About 80 percent of the aquatic life was killed after the spill. Around sixty two different species of fish where 20 of them were endemic were dead from the toxic (2000 Baia Mare cyanide spill, 2012). On top of that animals like foxes and other semi aquatic animals were affected after feeding on the contaminated fishes. According to the news published by BBC on 31 January, 2001, there were few cases of illnesses related to the spill. Most of these patients were sick because the contamination lowered their immune system. This was specially seen on kids. Chronic respiratory disease was seen in most of the kids after the spill. The health officers of Baia Mare had reported as six time the safe level of cyanide had been detected in the......

Words: 466 - Pages: 2

Fly Fishing

...Fly fishing is a popular sport that many fishing enthusiasts tend to fall in love with the more time that they spend fishing. The thrill of catching a fish is an experience like no other because one gets to see his/her catch while it is still alive. The sense of accomplishment that comes with catching a fish is exhilarating. Many skills have to be incorporated while fishing with patience being the most important attribute. One must certainly know and understand how to cast a line in order to successfully catch a fish, as well as knowing the water source that he/she is fishing in. Knowledge of the best fishing spots in a certain body of water is essential to catching fish, and this knowledge is only obtained by experience. Much preparation is involved in the sport of fly fishing, including having the essential supplies such as bait, rod, reel, and fishing line, as well as the proper clothing for the weather conditions. Fly fishing is even more complicated than normal fishing, for instance the rod and reel for fly fishing is completely different than normal fishing poles, and fisherman must use different types of line to create the proper fly fishing line. Fly fishing differs from normal fishing because it is unique and challenging involving techniques on how to: cast the fishing line, create flies to use as bait, and locate the best possible water sources for catching the biggest fish. The key to properly casting a fly fishing line is to have the right timing. Having the......

Words: 2360 - Pages: 10

Fishing

...Fishing is the activity of catching fish. It is an ancient practice dating back at least 40,000 years. Since the 16th century fishing vessels have been able to cross oceans in pursuit of fish and since the 19th century it has been possible to use larger vessels and in some cases process the fish on board. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping. The term fishing may be applied to catching other aquatic animals such as shellfish, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms. The term is not usually applied to catching aquatic mammals, such as whales, where the term whaling is more appropriate, or to farmed fish. In addition to providing food, modern fishing is also a recreational sport. According to FAO statistics, the total number of fishermen and fish farmers is estimated to be 38 million. Fisheries and aquaculture provide direct and indirect employment to over 500 million people.[1] In 2005, the worldwide per capita consumption of fish captured from wild fisheries was 14.4 kilograms, with an additional 7.4 kilograms harvested from fish farms.[2] Contents 1 Prehistory 2 Ancient history 3 Commercial fishing 3.1 Fish netting 3.2 Herring fisheries 3.3 Trawling 3.4 Cod trade 3.5 Trepanging 3.6 Chinese Americans 4 Artisan fishing 5 Recreational fishing 5.1 The fishing reel 5.2 Fly fishing ...

Words: 1399 - Pages: 6

Bass Fishing

...Mr. English 1113 09/16/13 Bass Fishing: You’ll Be Hooked Americans choose many different activities to occupy their free time, all with the common goal to loosen up and have an enjoyable time. The outdoors can be the perfect setting to enjoy different activities or hobbies. With many options available, bass fishing is an ideal diversion to teach something new about nature and provide time to unwind. It can teach how to respect nature and provide a new understanding of sportsmanship, while also being a truly exciting experience that anyone could get hooked to. Bass fishing, no matter what species, can be an extremely enjoyable pastime if you learn to use patience, recognize the best place to fish, and understand bass’ behavior as well as how to catch them. “One only has to experience the heart-stopping thrill of hooking into a largemouth bass to become infatuated with this sport” (Larson 15)! Patience is number one when it comes to bass fishing. All aspects of fishing revolve around using patience and being ready at all times. Fishing for largemouth bass is usually an all day event. Sometimes I may catch 10 to 15, other days I may only catch one or two. This is why patience is important, to refrain from getting bored or frustrated. It’s not about how many fish you catch, or if you caught more than someone else, it’s about experiencing the outdoors and spending time with nature. Going bass fishing is sort of similar to going to......

Words: 1517 - Pages: 7

Fishing for Sucess

...Jonathon Carroll Ms. Carver The Old Man and the Sea August 29, 2013 Fishing for Success In The Old Man and the Sea Hemingway tells the story of an old man’s quest for fish and turns it into a story about a hero that overcomes adversity. The title alone reveals to the reader that this is no ordinary fishing tale. Hemingway’s hero in the novel, the fisherman, Santiago, begins with adversity. He lives in poor conditions and has not caught fish for eight-four days. One might think of taking up a different line of work or sign up for a fishing class. But, Santiago remains optimistic and true to his passion. The adversity of the ocean, the fish, and the sharks are used by Hemingway to create a noble hero. Life is unpredictable and can make reaching your goals seem out of reach. Santiago endures the adversity brought on by the sea with courage and pride. Santiago lives very poorly and tells everyone he eats fish at home knowing that he has none to eat. He would rather go hungry than be shamed. Our hero bears the adversity of being a “salao” or the worst kind of unlucky. Santiago never accepting defeat begins again every day with a positive attitude that it will be a better day. Santiago respects and loves the sea, but at the same time must battle the sea. The sea even battles Santiago and heckles him using the voices of the other villagers that call him “salao.” Even though life symbolized by the sea challenges Santiago’s faith, he never gives up. On the......

Words: 704 - Pages: 3

Let's Go Fishing

...Let's Go Fishing Iris Ritenour Com/155 November 30, 2013 Erin Fuller Let's Go Fishing It is always an exciting time when going deep sea fishing. Some people regard fishing as an old man’s sport. People have been captivated by the sea since the beginning of time, and of catching fish since around the same time. The sport has grown hugely in many ways, yet has stayed the same in many aspects. Imagine looking at the ocean as a slick plate of glass when it is calm, or it can be a very dangerous place if a storm decides to get it riled up. Fly fishing, on the other hand can be a relaxing adventure. Although it takes skill to cast a fly rod, a sharp eye to find the fish, a special hand to convince the fish to take the feathery lure, and quite possibly some fast reflexes to hook the fish, if you get that window of opportunity. If you do not get it right, you can watch your fish majestically swim away as he spits out the feathery hook, and you reel the line in as gracefully as you cast it out. Although deep sea fishing and fly fishing are similar as sports, they differ concerning equipment, locations, and types of fish. For those of you interested in fishing, but are not so lucky at it, there are some guidelines you may want to try. The first important thing you should know is that the equipment you use is very important. “You would not want to “bring a knife to a gunfight,” because it wouldn’t be prudent.” ("Fishing." 123HelpMe.com. 13 Nov......

Words: 1409 - Pages: 6

Report on Fishing

.......................................................................................................... 5 1.4 Legal Policy and Institutional Framework ....................................................................... 6 2. CAPTURE FISHERIES ........................................................................................................... 7 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 3. Fisheries Resources Base in Uganda ................................................................................ 7 The Water Bodies Unit ..................................................................................................... 8 Fisheries Co-Management ................................................................................................ 9 Fishing Communities and HIV/AIDS ............................................................................ 10 Fisheries and Oil ............................................................................................................. 10 AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT.................................................................................... 13 3.1 Aquaculture Unit ............................................................................................................ 13 3.2 Aquaculture Production Systems ................................................................................... 14 4. REGULATORY AND CONTROL SERVICES.................................................................... 16 4.1 Licensing ..................

Words: 14382 - Pages: 58

Fishing Industry

...Impact of Bangladesh Fishing Industry on the Local Economy | Fishing in Bangladesh | Submitted By: 3/4/2014 | Table of Contents 1. Introduction--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 2. Bangladesh Economy and Fisheries Impact on their Economy-------------------------4 3.1. Current Situation of Bangladesh Economy----------------------------------------------4 3.2. Fisheries in Bangladesh----------------------------------------------------------------------4 3.3. Dried Fish in Bangladesh--------------------------------------------------------------------6 3.4. Frozen Fish Exports of Bangladesh-------------------------------------------------------7 3.5. Contribution of Shrimp Export Industry of Bangladesh-------------------------------8 3. Conclusion-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 4. References------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11 Bangladesh Fishing Industry and its Impact on Local Economy 1. Introduction Fishing industry has made a great impact on Bangladesh in terms of their local economy as the results in various studies show excellent growth trends. Marine fisheries have made excellent contribution from 1970 to 1993 with an increasing trend of 28.2 percent. Marine fish production is expected from artisanal fishing areas including......

Words: 2969 - Pages: 12

Fishing

...Photocopy. Clayton, P. L., and D. V. Gordon. 1999. From Atlantic to Pacific: Price links in the U.S. wild and farmed salmon market. Aquaculture Economics & Management 3 (2): 93–104. Clifford, S. L., P. McGinnity, and A. Ferguson. 1998. Genetic changes in an Atlantic salmon population resulting from escaped juvenile farm salmon. Journal of Fish Biology 52 (1): 118–127. Clucas, I. 1997. A study of the options for utilizing bycatch and discards from marine capture fisheries. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 928 FIIU/C928. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Commodity Research Bureau. 1985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1998. CRB Commodity Yearbook. New York: John Wiley & Associates. Copes, P. 1970. The backward-bending supply curve of the fishing industry. Scottish Journal of Political Economy 17: 69–77. Costanza, R., B. G. Norton, and B. D. Haskell. 1992. Ecosystem health: New goals for environmental management. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. Delgado, C. L., and C. Courbois. 1998. Trade-offs among fish, meat, and milk demands in developing countries from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. In Proceedings  '(/*$'2 (7 $/ of the biennial meetings of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, ed. A. Eide and T. Vassdal. Tromso, Norway: The Norwegian College of Fishery Science. Delgado, C. L., C. Courbois, M. Rosegrant, M. Ahmed. 2000. Issues in modeling fish to 2020 within a global food model. Paper presented at the biennial meetings of the......

Words: 4402 - Pages: 18

Fishing Trip

...Dazmon Williams ENG 111 2-1-14 Final Draft Sunday's Fishing Trip Sunday evening after church about 6:00 at Lake Gaston. The sun was beginning to go down. I was with Mr. Williams and his wife Brenda, his son Willie’s and wife Beverly and their precious little baby boy. My brother George was with us also. Mr. Williams is a longtime deacon at my church I have much respect for him. I call him my godfather due to the time he spends with me and gives me some good advice when I need. I was ready to help get the boat in the water; he said earlier he would let me drive the boat some. That made me so happy, but I tried to hide it. Everyone else didn't seem very excited about the trip. I tried to get my brother excited about it. I asked him why you’re not excited. He said "I just want to fish" with the sound of depression in his voice. I asked him "why are you acting like this?" He didn't say a word, he just looked away. After all fishing is his favorite hobby, so that really puzzled me. I told him let's embrace this blessing that Mr. Williams let us go with them fishing, let's make this trip interesting. We all got ready to unload the boat in the water. Mr. Williams told me what to do and how to do it, since this was my first time unloading a boat. Little did I know that it would take five people? Mrs. Brenda drove the truck, backing the boat and the trailer up in the water, Mr. Williams and Junior was unfastening the boat from the trailer. My brother and I had to hold......

Words: 1054 - Pages: 5

Illegal Fishing

...Mauricio Rodriguez 27 August,2012 Illegal Fishing In the world there is a lot if different types of commercial fishing most are illegal, the most interesting to me is shark fishing. In most places shark fishing is legal but only if you bring the whole shark when you return but most people would just take the most important or expensive part of the shark, which is the shark fin. When people fish the shark fins the would take the sharks out of the water and the they would cut the fins and return them to the ocean and the shark would die of hunger of would stop swimming as a cause of their lot fin. We need to stop or slow down shark fishing because they will be extinct soon if we don’t stop it and if they go extinct the natural balance of nature of the ocean will collapse because of the food chain Shark finning exists because the amount of money restaurants, medicine companies spend for the shark fin. Asian restaurant companies would charge about $100 USD for one soup of shark fin. Medicine that comes from shark fin is always very expensive. This is why people abuse and kill sharks illegally in large amounts. Shark finning is banned in many countries. Governments should reward those fishermen who accidently fish a shark in their nets or lines and return them safe and alive again to the ocean. Governments should give them a good amount of money if fishermen contribute in preserving sharks. Many fishermen return the sharks to the ocean once the fins have been......

Words: 425 - Pages: 2

Fishing Style

...along latitude 6°15’5” North, and longitude 125°39’57” East and the original name is “lawa”. The fishing distance from the shoreline is estimated about 600- 800 m. Fishery Profile of Don Marcelino Davao del Sur Don Marcelino Davao del Sur has a fifteen barangays in a total land area of 40.73 (km2) according to the LGU. Out of fifteen barangays, ten are coastal barangays; Cali-an, Kinanga, Kiobog, Lanao, Lapuan, Lawa, Linadasan, North Lamidan, South Lamidan, and Talagutong. The total coastline of Don Marcelino is 46.8 km and has a total number of 8,980 fishermen in 1,821 fishing families. 15 15 Fig.1.1 Map of Don Marcelino Davao del Sur Construction of the Gear Troll line will be assembled with four rolls (#80) monocline nylon that will serve as the mainline. Mainline measures 20/25 meters in length. Branch lines will use (#40) monocline nylon. It will measure about 5 meters in length with hook at the end. Each line will have the specific hook sizes connected (#12-13, #14, #16, #18) and will be attached into the swivel. 16 16 COLOR BLUE/WHITE LURE LURE/BAIT COLOR BLUE/WHITE LURE LURE/BAIT Fig.1.2 Illustration of the Gear Gear Operation Gear operation will be done using a motorized boat. The researcher will be considering the specific fishing ground such as “kanaway” when operate the fishing gear during morning and afternoon. Fishing operation will be conducted 4 days for 1 to 2 hours. The line will be towed close to the......

Words: 1376 - Pages: 6

Cyanide

...OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ON SODIUM CYANIDE (NaCN) IN A MINING PLANT MAXWELL P.K.D ANDOH-M00508829. Rarely a day goes by without a reference in the newspaper, television or on the internet to illnesses or disabilities caused at work. In Some cases, the effects may be reversible but for others are not. In many others, detrimental effects to health cannot be overcome and even shorten life expectancy, thereby increasing the need and values of Occupational hygiene. Occupational Hygiene may be defined as the use of science and engineering to prevent ill health caused by the environment in which a person works (OH learning). Occupational Hygiene has policies with which it operates in other to understand the risks posed by hazardous agent and thus aid in improving working conditions and work practices. This essay tends to highlight these policies as well as how to go about it in an industrial setting (Mining) where Sodium Cyanide (NaCN) is used. Sodium Cyanide is a hazardous substance in the Mining industry yet it is principal to a successful extraction of mineral of interest, thereby making it less substitutable depending on so many factors considered (such as cost, efficiency, hazards). What is considered above all others is the need to be able to identify and recognize the risk to using cyanide and to minimize it to a reasonably practicable level. Sodium Cyanide is a white powder (like salt). It is used in both solid or in liquid state but sometimes combines with other elements......

Words: 1424 - Pages: 6

Fly Fishing

...caught essentially for consumption. However, catching fish happens to be a well-known recreational pastime as well. Recreational fishing is also known as sport fishing. The main motive behind recreational fishing is pleasure or relaxation along with competition in some cases. It should not be mixed with subsistence or commercial fishing. While subsistence fishing is for basic survival, commercial fishing is essentially for profit. In some countries, recreational fishing has various rules as well as regulations to follow and enjoy the process. The regulations that are imposed on recreational fishing include the laws and the licensing restrictions that deal with limiting the procedures by which the fish might be caught. The most typical of these restrictions include prohibition in using nets and using hooks that are not into the mouth. The most usual form of such fishing is done with the aid of line, reel, rod, hooks, etc. These devices should be used along with the huge range of available baits. In order to help the individuals in the act of fishing, devices called terminal tackle are also used widely. The devices that are generally considered under terminal tackle include floats, swivels, weights, etc. These devices usually help to complement the bait that is being presented to the target. Sometimes lures, instead of baits are also used in recreational fishing. Some of the enthusiastic individuals insist on preparing their own lures instead of using the ones that are......

Words: 6471 - Pages: 26

Fishing

...people's fishing. I believe that certain national characteristics emerge in fishing and attitudes toward fishing. With this in view I have for several years studied the relationship of fishermen to fish. It is therefore natural that I am drawn to the Mulla-Mootha on a Sunday afternoon in the summer where one may observe Pune fishing at its very best. The English tourists in Pune rival with the Americans in fishing. However, the former sit on the riverside all day long without catching one single measly trout. They use sophisticated tackles and baits, but catch hardly anything or nothing. They smoke many pipes, reduce all language to a series of grunts, and finally go back home in the evening, almost empty-handed. The Americans conceive of fishing as more than a sport. They have with them mountains of equipment: reels, lines, rods, and so on. They endow the fish with great intelligence and fabulous strength, so that in defeating it they may seem even more clever and powerful. The banks of the Mulla-Mootha on a summer Sunday are lovely. The fishing of the Indians there is very different. Each man has his place and does not move from it. Their fishing equipment is simple but invariable. The pole is of bamboo, not costly but often adorned, painted blue or red or sometimes in stripes of many colours. The tackle is as delicate and transparent as a spider's web. On a hook about the size of a pinhead is fixed a tiny bread pellet. The Indians are now ready for the......

Words: 421 - Pages: 2