It should not be a difficult question to answer: we must begin reducing ocean pollution and taking steps to prohibit overfishing of our ocean shallows.
The plan that is formulated to address the overfishing and man-made pollutants in the coral reefs must be conducted by authorities in marine and ecological sciences. It must be conducted on two levels: the fishing industry associated with the catches on the coral reefs; and the pollutants that are introduced into the coral reefs through contact with man. This can be done by monitoring commercial tourism and diving industries, which claim there is no residual effect on the coral reefs (Carrier, James, and McLeod, Donald, 2005, p. 315).
The Plan for Preserving the Coral Reefs
Action Items in the correct order)
Research and identify the effects of overfishing of species found in coral reefs.
Review fishing data as it pertains to catches, compared against load weights and specie size allowances for commercial vessels.
Live Monitoring of Commercial Fishing
Marine biologists aboard commercial fishing vessels collect data to compare to prior industry data.
Pollution Monitoring of the coral reefs.
Meeting of biologists and others to determine the best way to monitor pollution adversely impacting the coral reefs. Month 1-6
Compile Procedure/Protocol for Measuring Pollution
Compilation of procedural protocol manual for determining the impact of pollution, and for collection of data pollution.
Survey Direct Impact
Monitor impact of commercial tourism/diving on coral reefs in Australia, Caribbean, and Indonesian systems.
Collection of Data
Evaluate pollution data collection protocol against commercial tourism/diving data.
Analyze Data of Over Fishing and Pollution
Review of data, categorize data by impact, and compile data into a report.
Develop Presentation and Recommendations
Put analyzed data into a presentation to present to nations supporting coral reef systems. Team of specializing disciplines in science, biology, and ecology to present data and make recommendations.
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Tibbetts, J. (2004). The State of the Oceans, Part 2: Delving Deeper into the Seas Bounty. Environmental Health Perspectives, 112(8), 472+. Retrieved October 26, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5011316980.