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Environmental effects of fishing

Environmental impacts of fishing are the ecological changes brought about on the wider environment of the growth in global demand for fish as a food source, and to a lesser extent, for the aquarium trade.

These impacts are brought about through choise of fishing practices and the selective properties of the fishing gears.

Fishing gears and fishing activities are said to be destructive when the environmental impacts of fishing is negative.

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