What are the consequences of overfishing?

Overfishing means the practice of catching fish faster than they can reproduce through natural processes. Overfishing inevitably leads to the depletion of other marine species including birds and mammals. As a result, the food chain gets disturbed and animals and plants start reproducing in an uncontrolled way. The natural equilibrium between the living communities in a marine ecosystem gets disturbed – and this is a serious environmental catastrophe.