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    • Due August 28th by 11:59pm
      How healthy are global fish stocks? Ranked 1 to 10 (1 healthy, 10 is in peril) -consider ‘health’ to be a measure of abundance available for harvest and role in ecosystems and How do you know?   -consider what motivated your answer In no more than 200 words, respond in full sentences, and come ready to share and contribute to the discussion this will spark on Thursday
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    • 10 months ago

      hmbaird

    • Due September 3 by 11:59 pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately 300 words. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with at least two comments on the forum. In the first 50 pages of Four Fish,  the author Paul Greenberg travels to the lower Yukon River and is seemingly surprised by a lot of what he sees and is learning. Quite quickly the conversation shifts between the decline of wild Chinook salmon and rise of Salmo domesticus.   Based on the chapter and in your own opinion, how does it seem these issues are related?    
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    • 10 months ago

      dcousar

    • Due September 10 by 11:59pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. In the next section of Four Fish, we are introduced to AquaAdvantage salmon. Briefly compare and contrast AquaAdvantage salmon with Salmo domesticus   and respond to the following statement "genetic engineering is the obvious next technological step in the history of human's cultivating our food".    
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    • 10 months ago

      kmwong

    • Due September 17 by 11:59 pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. First read Robert Solow's essay on Sustainability (CLICK LINK FOR PAPER sust-solow)   and address the following:   What does sustainability mean to you and how does it fit, if it fits at all, into Solow's definition? Do you agree that sustainability depends on the availability of substitutes? If aquaculture provides a substitute for wild caught fish, then is it appropriate to think that aquaculture is sustaining wild fisheries?    
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    • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

      dcousar

    • Due September 24 by 11:59pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. In the second section of Four Fish, Greenberg introduces us to European Sea Bass and chronicles the challenges of growing this species in captivity.   Using Francis Galton's criteria to help decide which species are suitable for domestication (hint see page 89) briefly compare and contrast Atlantic salmon and Sea Bass as good candidates for aquaculture. Ultimately, do you think these species pass the 'test' on being good candidates for aquaculture?
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    • 7 months, 2 weeks ago

      hcbass

    • Due October 8 by 11:59pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. In the section on Cod in Four Fish, Greenberg introduces us to Daniel Pauly's famous syndrome of Shifting Baselines. Describe in your own words what shifting baselines means to you and how you think it played into the demise of northern cod. Finish by proposing a way to avoid falling into the trap of shifting baselines.    
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    • 9 months ago

      rmwilliams7

    • Due October 22nd due 11:59pm
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum.  In the concluding section of Four Fish, the author proposes 4 priorities for achieving clear goals for wild fish. In this week's post, propose your own additional priority that complements or contrasts those proposed by Paul Greenberg.  
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    • 8 months, 3 weeks ago

      hmbaird

    • Due October 29
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum.  In the introductory chapter of Billion Dollar Fish, author Kevin Bailey introduces us to Alaska Pollock and its fishery. Briefly compare and contrast the Alaska Pollock fishery (as described in opening pages) to the Northern Cod fishery of Newfoundland.    
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    • 8 months, 2 weeks ago

      imatsui

    • Due November 5
      Respond to the following prompt with a topic post of approximately  300 words by 11:59 pm on Tuesday. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. For something a little bit different this week: Last Thursday our discussion was an overview of the midterm exam where we co-created an exam key (if you weren't there connect a class member who was). This week please tell the class your strategy of how you studied for the exam, your approach for tackling the exam (e.g. how did you approach the essay? Did you start writing right away or outline your thoughts?), and at least one modification to your strategy for studying and/or taking of the exam.      
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    • 8 months, 1 week ago

      hmhellen

    • Due Nov 12 by 11:59pm
      In this final forum post of the semester we circle back to where we started and think about the health of the world's fisheries. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday, respond with  at least two comments  on the forum. In this post ca. 300 word post, please do two things:
      1. propose a novel hashtag # that you might use to sum up your thoughts about the current state of fisheries (e.g., are we fishing down foodwebs, shifted our baselines, learned from past mistakes, rebuilding, etc...).
      2. Briefly explain why you've chosen the hashtag you propose, making at least one connection to the reading of Billion Dollar Fish to this point (through page 138)
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    • 7 months, 2 weeks ago

      hcbass

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