Example sentences for: overfishing

How can you use “overfishing” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Three recent highly publicized papers—a trifecta detailing troubled waters—call attention to overfishing's contributions to the dramatic declines in global fisheries.

  • Mintz dismisses our regional cuisines--New England, Southern, Cajun, Pennsylvania Dutch--because they have been ruined by the environmental impact of overfishing local stocks, and by ferocious marketing that dilutes their "authenticity" and ends in "bowdlerization."

  • Delving into the past, Jeremy Jackson and colleagues (2001) combined local historic records with current estimates to detail the ecological impacts of overfishing, Reg Watson and Daniel Pauly (2001) drew attention to distortions of global catches, and Ransom Myers and Boris Worm (2003) highlighted the depletion of the majority of the largest ocean predators.

  • Forget about saving the whales: Time reports that the overfishing of sharks for fins (an Asian delicacy) and cartilage (mistakenly thought to prevent cancer) has brought several species to low population levels.

  • The threat of overfishing has been cut back, and, in a province where revenues from hydroelectric power are second only to those of Québec, the energy industry has been prevented from damming the Fraser so as not to damage the salmon’s spawning grounds.


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