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I definitely agree with this hashtag. With the earth’s rapidly changing climate we’re going to have to rethink a lot of the way we do things.
I like this hashtag. I agree that not enough people think about where they’re food comes from.
I study in the same way by writing down everything I can remember. Its a good idea to look over the forum posts.
I definitely struggled with the definitions too! I was prepared for explaining concepts and mechanisms but not definitions. What do you think is the best way to study for that kind of question?
I think the idea of a single management agency is very interesting. I wonder if a community based management strategy would work for a species like pollock.
I agree with your point that both fisheries were more focused on money than science. I think it’s interesting that both fish were viewed as an endless resource despite evidence to the contrary.
I liked how you talked about other ways baselines can shift. I hadn’t thought about an increase in a population also contributing to a shifting baseline.
I definitely agree that managers should gather more information before making management decisions. Where do you think this information should come from? Is getting information about past populations from people who are still alive today going back far enough?
I wonder if these species had more interactions with humans if they would develop an “inborn liking for man.” Is domestication easier with terrestrial animals because there are more opportunities for interaction or is there something fundamentally different about fish?
I agree that neither of these fish really fit Galton’s criteria but I do not agree with your last statement. Many species of domesticated animal would not survive long outside of captivity. Maybe it would have been better if our ancestors had never domesticated wolves or cattle but at this point, it is too late and these species rely on us.
I agree that substitutes are unreliable and we have no guarantee of finding them in the future. Like in the case of aquaculture. It tends to be a poor substitute for wild-caught salmon. If we continue to use up resources I think we’ll have to turn towards using materials that are poor substitutes for what we had in the past.
I agree that the concept of substitutes doesn’t seem quite right. Using up all of a particular resource seems wrong and wasteful. How can we limit our use of materials that are finite on earth?
Do you think it would be possible to lessen some of the demand for salmon? Species of fish that are considered desirable have changed a lot throughout history. It could be helpful to try to redirect some of the demand for salmon to a different fish.
I agree that we should use GMOs. With a growing population, they will definitely become more necessary. I also think there are areas in the world already that can benefit from GMOs. I’ve heard of crops in certain areas being altered to include certain vitamins or to grow better in certain conditions.
Giving farmed salmon the same genetic resilience of wild salmon is an interesting solution to the damage escaped salmon can cause. I wonder how this would affect fish farming productivity. Farmed fish take some fishing pressure off of salmon so if we could minimize some of the damage they do maybe domestic salmon could help more than harm wild salmon.