What are ocean fisheries

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Ocean fishery is one type of fishery where fishes are being harvested primarily for human consumption. It is basically located on a larger scale compared to the other fisheries such as pond and rivers. Having said that, the production of fish caught is highest in ocean than any other aquatic sources. Ocean fisheries use large boats with huge nets to capture the schools of fish. However, the main challenge in ocean fisheries is on locating the target fishes in order to have a good catch. Compared with other fishing sources, ocean fishes is unlikely to be grown or cultivated. There can also be random of fishes to be caught - even those that are not edible. 

Issues regarding ocean fisheries include: destruction of the aquatic ecosystems, pollution due to gas leaks in the ferries and ships, and overfishing. All these concerns are being met by the governing institutions. 

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