Options for Fishing Industry Adv. and Disadv.Unit 3 Making Geographical Decisions

GCSE Edexcel Unit 3 Making Geographical Decisions. Includes advantages and disadvantages for the 3 fishing industry options. Hope it helps ! :)

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Options for the future
Option A Invest more in the fishing industry
Benefits
In the short term income will be boosted through the increased collection and sale
of fish.
Through larger long distance trawlers fish can be caught in the seas around other EU
member states, more fish and more income.
Small scale in shore fishing will mean Scottish in shore boats will not be doing as
much damage to the North Sea ecosystems compared to larger trawling boats.
Job s will be kept and created.
Supply of seafood for possible "food trail."
Drawbacks
Overfishing will lead to continually depleting fish stocks and long term economic loss
because ecosystems and fish stocks may be destroyed to a point of no return.
Other EU member states with greater demand for fish than our country will use
damaging trawler boats to collect fish from the North sea. EU already estimates that
90% of surrounding waters have very few fish.
In the long term jobs will be lost because of little fish to catch.
Less environmentally friendly appeal will mean less possible ecotourism.
More fish will need to be transported, packaged and processed which means
increased CO2 emissions.
Option B Sustainable fishing within a North Sea marine
reserve
Copied from the internet "helen"> Section C-Options for the future
3 Study the options for the fishing industry on page 24 in the Resource booklet
(a) Choose one option which you think would be best for the regions fishing industry
Option chosen: B
Justify your choice of this option as the best for the region
I feel option B is the best option for the fishing industry in the region for a variety of
reasons. The proposed idea of creating a `National park at sea' shown in figure 20, is
the best and most sustainable option for the future, which could protect threatened

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Such fish are declining shown on page 9 (figure
9) which shows the amount of pelagic fish brought in by UK fishing at Fraseburgh has
dropped from 1996 to 2008 by approximately 8 tonnes. This option is the most
suitable for the region because as shown in figure 8 the amount of fish in total
brought in by UK vessels has greatly declined, this option will allow fishing stocks to
regenerate and grow in numbers in the suggested areas on figure 20 on page 20.…read more

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Option C No change allow the current arrangements to continue
Benefits
Scottish fishermen can gain an income through fishing in the seas of other EU
member states.
Quotas which limit fish catching amounts and periods help fish stocks to recover
somewhat.
Less young fish will be caught because of increased "mesh size"
Governments can impose their own voluntary quotas which stops their own
fishermen from fishing e.g. in 2006 UK Government paid 500 Scottish boat owners to
stop fishing in the waters around Scotland.…read more

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