Riddle #17 – What Am I?

First you eat me,

then you get eaten.

What am I?


And while you’re here, check out these 10 facts about Fishing…

Ancient Practice: Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to at least the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago. Archaeological discoveries indicate that early humans fished in both freshwater and marine environments.

Commercial & Recreational: Fishing can be both a commercial and recreational activity. Commercial fishing is aimed at catching large quantities of fish to sell, while recreational fishing is done for enjoyment or sport.

Overfishing: Overfishing is a significant environmental concern. It occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction, leading to depletion of fish stocks and harm to the ocean ecosystem.

Aquaculture: As a response to overfishing and increasing demand for fish, aquaculture, or fish farming, has become a major industry. It involves raising fish in controlled environments to be sold as food.

Fishing Techniques: There are various fishing techniques including hand fishing, spearfishing, netting, angling, and trapping. Each method has different impacts on fish populations and the environment.

Largest Fishing Fleets: China, Peru, and Indonesia have some of the world’s largest fishing fleets. These countries are major players in the global fishing industry.

Deep-Sea Fishing: Deep-sea fishing occurs at depths that are often greater than 100 meters. This type of fishing targets species that live in the darker, colder, and more pressurized environments of the deep sea.

Biggest Catch: The whale shark holds the record for the biggest fish ever caught. It was landed in Pakistan in 2012 and weighed approximately 21.5 tonnes.

Catch and Release: Catch and release is a practice within recreational fishing intended to conserve fish populations. Fish are caught and immediately released back into the water. Proper handling is essential to minimize injury and stress to the fish.

Global Trade: Fish is a vital source of food and income for millions of people around the world. It is one of the most traded food commodities, with approximately 38% of all harvested fish and seafood being traded internationally.

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