Overfishing is a problem that happens when fishermen catch too many fish. This can damage the environment and make it difficult for the fish to survive.

  • The overfishing problem is caused by humans who catch too many fish.

  • The overfishing problem is caused by the fish themselves, who eat too many fish.

Definition of overfishing


To fish excessively, often substantially reducing over several years the supply of one or more species of fish in an area.


Fishing that reduces the stock of remaining fish in an area to below that which is acceptable.

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