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Advice for Obama on Overfishing

A report presented by US environmental and economic leaders and scientists urge President elect Barack Obama to end overfishing, and thus help protect from extinction many fish species that are at the verse of collapse. The report advised instituting a system known as catch shares, where the total amount of fish allowed to be taken in a given fishery is capped and fishermen are given a share of the fishery's quota, as opposed to the conventional way of trying to limit the number of fish taken, which is to shorten the length of the fishing season, which prompts fishermen to get the absolute maximum during whatever time they are permitted to fish.

To read the full article please search online for: Environmental advice for Obama: end overfishing

Although it would be a good measure to set quotas to stop overfishing, the individual lives of fish are still not taken into account. These God's creatures should have the same God-given right as any other creature to live free of exploitation. Moreover, the slow, torturing death that fish suffer when caught go against Christ's principles of compassion, mercy and peace.

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