Dynamite Fishing and Its Causes

What is dynamite fishing?

Lots of people in our country are engaged in many illegal activities just to earn money.One of this illegal activities is the use of dynamites in catching fish.Some people who do this kind of activity are the ones living near the sea.

Dynamite fishing is one of the methods of catching fish.This is an activity using an explosive device that kills many fishes and other creatures under the sea.This is also an illegal practice that is mostly done by people who believe that this is the best way of catching fish. dynamite fishing is done not only in the Philippines but in other parts of the world as well.

Why do some people do this?Don’t they know the effects of what are they doing?Aren’t they awre of the possible outcomes of their activty?And what are the possible solutions for this problem?

Some Resources:

Philippine Dynamite Fishing
http://cebuexperience.com/262/living-in-cebu/cebuano-culture/cebu-city-fisherman-blows-himself-up/

Blast fishing
http://wapedia.mobi/en/Blast_fishing

Blast fishing
http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=17

The depths of destruction
Dynamite fishing ravages Philippines’ precious coral reefs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/05/30/MN232485.DTL

“DYNAMITE FISHING”
http://www.artifishal.com/projects/dynamite-fishing-pics.htm

WHY DO PEOPLE ENGAGE IN DYNAMITE FISHING?

1.POVERTY

Poverty is a major problem in our country today. This is an issue that leads to other issues, especially in far-flung communities. Because of poverty, people living near the sea or those who make fishing their source of living resort to desperate measures to augment their income. Engaging in dynamite fishing is one of these “desperate measures.”

2.LACK OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Dynamite fishing is an alarming phenomenon because of its adverse effects on the ecosystem.But some people say they cannot avoid engaging in the practice because  there are no other job opportunities for them. Some fisherfolk say it’s better to go to the sea and fish (using whatever means, including dynamites) than doing nothing at all.

3.IGNORANCE

Many people are not aware of the consequence of their use of dynamites in fishing. Others do not care. Many think only about the money, forgetting about the effects of what they do to their environment, their world.

4.LAZINESS AND GREED

There are some people who are educated, who have the money, but are lazy and greedy. They want easy money, so they resort to the use of dynamites. Greed also drives people to use the illegal method so that they will more catch in a short period of time.

5. LACK OF DISCIPLINE

Among all these reasons, lack of discipline is the most important. It doesn’t really matter if a person is poor, uneducated, or there is no opportunity for work. What is important is they have discipline. There might be no jobs, but they can still catch fish by using other means.


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