What is Fishing?

Fishing is an activity of catching fish either for business or as a sport. It is done in the wild as well as from stocked water bodies. Fishing includes catching fish and other aquatic animals like crabs, lobster, squid, etc. Techniques for catching fish include netting, hand gathering, spearing, angling, and trapping.

What is Angling?

Angling is a method of catching fish by a hook or "angle." The hook is attached to a fishing line which in turn is attached to a fishing rod.

What is a Fishing Rod?

A fishing rod is a long stick made of bamboo or plastic with a fishing line and a hook attached at the end. Fishing rods are used for catching fish, mainly for recreational purposes. To lure fish, baits are attached to the hook.

Why is Fishing Good for you?

Fishing keeps you physically and mentally fit in the following ways:

  1. Fishing keeps you fit by giving a good workout to the heart and lungs.
  2. Fishing is an outdoor activity; hence it helps receive sunlight which is an important source of vitamin D.
  3. It increases concentration.
  4. It makes you stress-free and improves your self-esteem.

What are the Harmful Effects of Fishing?

  1. Overfishing leads to ecological imbalance by disturbing the food web.
  2. Some fish contain high levels of mercury, which can cause several health problems in humans.
  3. Fishing industries release harmful pollutants into the water, thereby killing many aquatic species.
  4. The plastic from fishing nets and rods is non-biodegradable, and it pollutes the water bodies.
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