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Easily the best hashtag from the whole class. Well done. You did a very good job of explaining why each part was relevant and i agree with your points. Do you think that farmed fish will be a good way to sustainably harvest fish? personally I think with more research and development farming of fish will be very beneficial.
I really like your point about rebuilding. Both people of the past and present have caused so much harm to the plant and environment that we are definitely in a position where we need to put lots of effort into undoing the many harmful things we have done to the earth.
I really need to study more actively like you said you do with testing your knowledge then studying what you didn’t have down. I pretty much just read over notes now but I should really start to do it in a more proactive and efficient way.
I definitely agree that taking extra time right before the exam to go over lecture slides would help. I was able to study most of the materials from my notes but after taking the test I can say there were definitely points from the lecture that didn’t make it into my notes.
It is really interesting to compare these two fisheries because they share so many similarities and have one major difference like you said. It’s cool to see how management changes over time when one fishery is much newer and can take lessons from the mistakes of other fisheries in the past.
I like the point you make about the polluck fishery being designed off of prior knowledge about fisheries. since it has been established much more recently it was able to learn from some of the issues we have seen in the past and that definitely influenced how well it was managed.
I agree with your idea that humans will make themselves feel better about bad situations or decisions. As long as everyone acts like the current amount of harvest is normal then nobody will ever feel bad about harvesting in a way that is not sustainable, and due to that people will just keep using a resource until there is much less of it and a new standard is set for what is normal harvest.
It’s really insightful to hear your first-hand experience with shifting baselines. This proves to me that although some people may not understand what may have been normal in the past, younger generations can still learn from people with more experience as long as they keep an open mind. I like your conclusion that we need to focus on the science of the industry more in order to understand how we can continue to fish in a sustainable way while also helping wild stocks recover.
I had not considered how farmed salmon could take so much pressure off of wild salmon stock and you did a very good job of explaining how it would do that. It makes sense economically that the farmed fish would push people to stop eating wild salmon as much and help create much less of a demand for it.
I agree with your perspective on sustainability. I don’t think it is good enough to give our future substitutes and completely deplete populations of wild animals. I agree that it is our obligation to give the future options like we have in what species are on earth and can be harvested.
You make a good point about farmed fish eating from the same food source as wild salmon that I didn’t think to include in my post. Considering this, it really makes me think that we need to stop trying to get these farmed fish to grow more quickly and efficiently and try to focus on wild salmon stocks until they are healthy enough to be fished more.
I strongly agree with your conclusion that these two issues only make each other worse as they progress. It’s hard to think of possible solutions to this problem when what should have been a good solution only made the problem worse and in turn the “solution” only needed to be implemented more. There are so many ways that Salmo domesticus harms wild salmon that it probably wont ever be a viable solution.