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  1. 1. Powerpoint Presentation by Jennifer Ayoub What are the environmental effects of overfishing in the Great Barrier Reef?
  2. 2. Summary of the Project The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most notable wonders. Being the largest living structure on the planet, it has within its vast expanse a unique range of ecological communities, habitats and species (Facts about the Great Barrier Reef, 2011). Over the past few decades, the Great Barrier Reef has been faced with numerous threats including pollution, coral bleaching, climate change and overfishing.
  3. 3. Summary of the Project While pollution, climate change and coral bleaching are areas many of us have some knowledge of, overfishing is a relatively new concept, becoming increasingly popular amongst fisherman. “The fishing industry is second only to tourism in terms of income generation related directly to the Great Barrier Reef, bringing in an annual profit over $1 billion to Australia” (Great Barrier Reef threats, n.d.).
  4. 4. Key Findings and Main Conclusion Overfishing is unsustainable and has serious consequences for our marine wildlife. Although it may be considered to be a profitable way of gathering fish, overfishing has the ability to “not only affect the balance of life in the oceans, but also the social and economic well-being of the coastal communities who depend on fish for their way of life” (Overfishing: Threats, 2014).
  5. 5. Key Findings and Main Conclusion Based on the research, it is evident that overfishing is a global threat which needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. If overfishing is to continue not just in the Great Barrier Reef, but also throughout the world, the fish and coral population will surely diminish leaving very little for future generations.
  6. 6. Call to Action There are a number of ways people can become involved to ensure that our Great Barrier Reef remains in tact. These guidelines come from the Overfishing – A Global Disaster Website. • Be informed about overfishing as being a global issue. • If you are a fish eater, be aware of what you are eating, where it has come from and how it has been caught. • If you fish for sport, adhere by the guidelines and be aware of the fish size limits.
  7. 7. Reflection To those students who intend on taking IATW next year, my advice would be to: a) Keep an open mind b) Learn to broaden your horizons c) Be involved, participate in all learning and discussions and above all d) Have fun with the subject. It has so much to offer if you’re willing to give it a chance!
  8. 8. References Facts about the Great Barrier Reef. (2011). Australian Government: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Retrieved on 7th August, 2014 from http://www.gbrmpa.gov.au/about-the-reef/facts- about-the-great-barrier-reef Great Barrier Reef Threats (n.d.). The Great Barrier Reef. Retrieved on 7th August, 2014 from http://www.greatbarrierreef.com.au/information/great-barrier-reef-threats/ Overfishing: Threats. (2014). World Wildlife Organisation. Retrieved on 4th August, 2014 from http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/overfishing

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