The ocean has been used to fished for generations and are an important part of our society. Fish from the ocean have been important to the world along with this quote from the Outside article on hunting and fishing “estimates that roughly 90 million citizens, or 38 percent of the population age 16 or older, spent an estimated $145 billion on wildlife activities in the U.S. last year. In 2011, hunters spent $34 billion, anglers spent $41.8 billion, and wildlife watchers spent $55 billion.” Fisherman today provide around 16% of the roads protein with higher percentages. Fisherman are still enormously important to the economy and well-being of communities. Fish are caught in a variety of ways, including hand lining, nets, boats , gill netting and diving.
The most common species making up the fish market are Herring, cod, anchovy, flounder, tuna, shrimp, mullet, squid, crab, salmon, Lobster, scallops and oysters. About 40% of fish are used for other purposes such as fish meal to feed fish growth in captivity or for can dog or cat food.