Depleting a renewable resource

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Overexploitation: Depleting a renewable resource
Overexploitation, also called overharvesting, refers to harvesting a renewable resource to the point of diminishing returns. Continued overexploitation can lead to the destruction of the resource. The term applies to natural resources such as: wild medicinal plants, grazing pastures, game animals, fish stocks, forests, and water aquifers.


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Over-harvesting and an influx of oxygen-depleting algae have severely depleted the Gulf Coast oyster population, and the industry is suffering. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
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