10 Facts About Commercial fishing


Commercial fishing is the activity of catching fish and other seafood for commercial profit, mostly from wild fisheries.

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Major Commercial fishing industries are not only owned by major corporations but by small families as well.

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Many people working in commercial fishing are self-employed, with some or all of their pay dependent on the proceeds from the sale of the fish caught.

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Commercial fishing uses many different methods to effectively catch a large variety of species including the use of pole and line, trolling with multiple lines, trawling with large nets such as seine-netting, and traps or pots.

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Commercial fishing gear is specifically designed and updated to avoid catching certain species of animal that is unwanted or endangered.

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Commercial fishing has been identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as a priority industry sector in the National Occupational Research Agenda to identify and provide intervention strategies regarding occupational health and safety issues.

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Common causes of Commercial fishing-related deaths include vessel disasters, falls overboard, and onboard injuries.

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Injury data collection systems have begun tracking Commercial fishing-related injuries, using publicly available reports such as news media.

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OverCommercial fishing occurs because fish are captured at a faster rate than they can reproduce.

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The Food and Agricultural Organization has reported that "about 25 percent of the world's captured fish end up thrown overboard because they are caught unintentionally, are illegal market species, or are of inferior quality and size" It should not go unnoticed that overCommercial fishing has caused more ecological extinction than any other human influence on coastal ecosystems.

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