Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of the following contributes to overfishing?

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1. Which of the following best describes bycatch?

2. Which of the following is NOT a benefit of implementing catch shares for fisheries?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Overfishing is a serious problem that's putting many fisheries in jeopardy. In this quiz, you'll be tested on the issues with overfishing, as well as terms relating to it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these questions on overfishing, you will:

  • Recognize contributing factors to overfishing
  • Describe bycatch
  • Determine what is and is not a benefit of implementing catch shares
  • Know what the Atlantic cod fishery is an example of
  • Define fishing down the food web

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the relevant information found in the lesson on overfishing
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not a benefit of implementing catch shares for fisheries
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define phrases like 'fishing down the food web'
  • Information recall - remember the overfishing knowledge that you have gained to describe bycatch

Additional Learning

Learn more on this topic through the lesson titled Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions. Objectives covered in this lesson are:

  • Give reasons that overfishing occurs
  • Define bottom trawls
  • Explain dynamite fishing
  • Provide possible solutions to overfishing