The Misconduct of International Ocean Treaties: Fishing Practices
I chose the topic The Misconduct of International Ocean Treaties and Misuse of Fishing Practices after watching the documentary Sharkwater. This film brought the issue of illegal fishing practices and the affects they have on the world's ecosystems to my attention. My topic began by focusing solely on how shark populations are affected by the misconduct of ocean treaties and fishing practices. After doing initial research I learned that that topic was too narrow and I had to expand it. I started writing this paper by conducting basic research on international ocean treaties, destructive fishing methods, and locations where this topic is a large issue around the world. After, I narrowed my research to focus on each section of the paper such as why this issue is significant, examples of how it has become a problem, and looking to contact an expert on this topic. This issue outlines how the rising demand for seafood is compromising the health of ecosystems and the species that live within them. This is commonly done using destructive methods and is often overlooked by corrupted government systems.