Swordfish: Swordfish is over-fished and vulnerable to over-exploitation they mature late and take a long time to reach past population.
Grouper: Many species of grouper are over fished. Cyanide is widely used to capture grouper; the use of this and other poisons degrades coral reefs.
Orange Roughy: Orange roughy is long-lived - may live for up to 125 years - and particularly vulnerable to exploitation.
Snapper: Snapper are overfished generally and locally. Some species are listed by IUCN - World Conservation Union as vulnerable.
Tiger prawn: Trawl fisheries for wild-caught tropical prawns account for about one third of the world's by-catch. As much as 10 kgs of by-catch is discarded for every kg of prawn landed.
Wolfish: Wolfish is a slow growing fish that would be quickly affected by heavy fishing.
Ling: Ling is a deep-water species that occupies a habitat vulnerable to exploitation and the impacts of trawling.
Grey mullet: Grey mullet is a slow growing fish and therefore vulnerable to over-fishing.
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