Bad effect of dynamite fishing?

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2012-08-27 05:05:19

There are several negative effects of dynamite fishing. First,

it is typically done near coral reefs. They are sensitive and the

pressure waves caused by the explosions can kill or injure the

coral life forms that make the reef healthy. Next, the method is

non-discriminating and fish species, at all levels of age and

development, can be maimed or killed by the explosion. The

explosion cause shock waves which can travel great distances under

water, doing harm to a number of fish species and mammals (whales,

seals, dolphins, etc.). Lastly, the explosions leave behind

chemical pollution, which can cause harm to all species on and near

the reef.

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