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  • in reply to: Studying #196427
    bmarshall6
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    I do this as well, I just don’t go as far as making flashcards or rewriting down my notes. I tend to just practice thought recollection rather than writing it down. However, writing the notes from memory would be a great practice for me to try if I’m not getting a topic.

    in reply to: Studying, or lack there of… #196426
    bmarshall6
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    I agree that there is something about the class that makes it difficult to take full notes on. The notes that I’ve taken are more key hit points throughout the lecture than real notes. Still it helps me to look at the key points a few times a week to help drive them into my memory.

    in reply to: Alaska Pollock vs. Northern Cod #196333
    bmarshall6
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    I think you hit the nail on the head, you made some great points. I really like the idea of a single management system so long as its regulated properly.

    in reply to: Alaska Pollock vs. Northern Cod #196331
    bmarshall6
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    It’s extremely concerning to think that after so many chances to learn from our history, we still have management that decides an extra penny in their pocket in the short term is better than a long term sustainable fishery where the environment, economy and the manager all benefit.

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    in reply to: Fifth Priority- Advancements #196240
    bmarshall6
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    I agree, though the difficult part of the equation is the human element. Getting people to accept farmed fish (for some reason) almost seems like a taboo. Also you run into the economic cost of switching to a more heavily farmed fish dominated market. However, if it was able to get off the ground I think it could make a huge long term impact.

    in reply to: Local Fish! #196239
    bmarshall6
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    I like the idea however, some of those large scale fishing operations provide food for people who would normally not be able to live off the local source of food. Also not all fish are used for human consumption, there are a lot that are used for agriculture and pet food. Switching to only local sourced food has its drawbacks. I like the idea of it though.

    in reply to: Shifting Baselines #196122
    bmarshall6
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    I agree that there should be more communication and information gathering before decisions are made by managers. I also like your analogy of communication before and after cellphones, I remember those times well.

    in reply to: Shifting Baselines #196120
    bmarshall6
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    I agree with everyone else, you brought up some great points about a variety baselines. A cod hatchery would be difficult though because even if you just hatch the cod when you introduce hatchery fish into a wild environment as fry they tend to become food very quickly for other species.

    in reply to: Domesticating Fish by Galton's Criteria for Domesication #196021
    bmarshall6
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    I agree that Galton’s definition is flawed in terms of marine animals. I also agree that salmon are the best fit for the definition. I think that salmon are a good starting point to begin forming a revised version of the domestication criteria for marine animals.

    in reply to: Francis Galton domesticated fish #196020
    bmarshall6
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    I agree that salmon would pass the test more so than sea bass but in my opinion no fish really meets Galton’s model of domestication.

    in reply to: Sustainability #195929
    bmarshall6
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    I really like your view on sustainability, also you made a lot of really great points in your post!

    in reply to: Sustainability #195928
    bmarshall6
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    I completely agree that we don’t have a right to to destroy things for our own good. If something is being harvested that much we should find other ways to supply that good.

    in reply to: AquaAdvantage vs Salmo Domesticus #195807
    bmarshall6
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    I agree that genetic engineering our food is a good idea and that it should be handled carefully. I think that we as a population are looking for a miracle solution and diving head first into something that we should instead be extremely cautious about first and foremost. Eventually I think we will be able to find a good balance between nature, genetic modification and costs but it will take a lot of testing to get there. Question is, do we as humans have the patience?

    in reply to: AquAdvantage vs Salmo Domesticus #195806
    bmarshall6
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    I’d agree that yes, as human populations grow so too does the need to grow more stable food products while maintaining a budget that the public is able to afford. However, I think it could be done with minimal genetic modifications all the while maintaining the wild stocks. That being said the path we are headed down is a steep slope because its human nature to take the easiest path in the name of costs vs doing what is right to preserve the ecosystem for later generations.

    in reply to: Fish stock health – 5 #195593
    bmarshall6
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    I don’t have very much experience in the fisheries field but I would agree with giving the current would stocks a 5 however, I would lean more close to a 6. After being over seas and seeing the fish being brought in to the ports I started to notice that other smaller countries don’t really have any regulations (rather didn’t while I was over there) as to the size or the amount of fish being brought to the ports.

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