Fishing for fun takes toll

Sportfishing can account for a surprisingly large part of the catch of certain types of saltwater fish.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM August 27, 2004

Fishing is a popular pastime—maybe too popular when people go after certain saltwater fish.

 

Chartering a boat or taking your own vessel out to sea to go fishing for fun is a large industry. Yet, for a long time, people thought that all the fish caught in this way represent just a tiny fraction of the number of fish caught by commercial fishing boats and sold in markets or brought to factories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once targeted by both recreational anglers and commercial fishing boats, the lingcod is one of many saltwater species being overfished.

 

Once targeted by both recreational anglers and commercial fishing boats, the lingcod is...

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