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Environmental
Thesaurus
overfishing
Definition

Taking out of the sea more than natural population growth can sustain. Overfishing has a number of causes, the most ruthless being "chronic over capacity" of modern fishing fleets to effectively take far more fish than can be replaced.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/5960