Paul Greenberg unfortunately experienced what many people experience when it comes to fishing and even hunting/harvesting: the habitat changes, tragedy of the commons happens, species go extinct and others have to adapt to different environments. The hardest part about a situation like this is that some of these factors are out of our control especially when it comes to environmental changes. I would also be inspired by this drastic change and I would say that I am and that’s why I’m taking these classes. To learn more about my environment and how fish and mammals need to adapt will help us in the long run in regard to saving them for our benefit. How can we help these species adapt to environmental changes?
I believe Greenburg would be disappointed in the health status of the world’s fisheries. It is so easy to destroy our food sources and even though I believe we are starting to do a better job at preserving their habitats, we still have a lot to work on. Obtaining more knowledge on this subject would help immensely, especially if everyone knew our history of over harvesting to extinction.
By the end of the book, I predict that Greenberg will be more optimistic especially now that there are more people who care about the health of marine/freshwater life. Greenberg isn’t the only person eager to find more information, and maybe even a solution to these changes. By putting himself out there with the motivation to learn about his own situation is dedication in itself and can open the door to other environmental circumstances.