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I think that salmon would be the best candidate out of the 2 but would still not meet Galton’s criteria for domestication. So in a way I both agree and disagree. Sea Bass are super finicky and absolutely hate captivity. On the other hand you have salmon which are very hardy fish but have a hard time breeding freely in captivity. I feel we can safely assume that neither like humans and do not thrive in captivity.
I completely agree that sea bass out of the two is the most finicky. They do not thrive in captivity and need a lot of maintenance.
I agree with your definition of sustainability to an extent. It is indeed about preventing the over exploitation of resources. I however believe that substitution only helps alleviate the high demand on certain resources but does not help truly sustain a population. Man made solutions also come with man made problems that may hinder the ability of a certain resource to sustain itself. I feel there is a very fine line between using substitutes to support the sustainability of a resource and using it to replace the resource all together.
I guess it depends on the perspective we are taking on sustainability. Is sustainability really describing what we do to sustain the resources around us for our survival or is sustainability completely a selfless act. I like how you worded your definition because it captures really what the true end goal is of sustainability which is to survive.
I agree that with the moral dilemma involved along with the idea of the unknown consequences it may be best to stick with plants. I believe the altering of genetics is fascinating as well and would love to understand it more.
I would have to disagree that genetic engineering is the next step for cultivating our food only because I believe that altering genetics to fit our needs can only go so far and the demand will only increase due to the low prices. I think that in order to be sustainable the demand needs to be less.
Its amazing how much we have heard about the domesticated salmon effecting the population off the wild salmon. I have heard about how their “bad” genes added to the wild gene pool has been a disaster. The only reason this happened was due to the fishing practices changing to something more harmful in order to meet the demands of salmon meat.
I also agree with the statement you made about humans interrupting nature having a life-long effect. The domesticated salmon have their purpose but cannot survive in the wild and they effect the wild salmon population negatively.
I like that you consider the fact that not all species of fish are affected the same way. If one species is hurting another could be thriving. With that being said that could be even worse for the fisheries ecosystems around the world because diversity is declining which means the resilience of the ecosystems is questionable.
I completely agree! I go fishing every year with my boyfriend and his family on Prince of Whales Island and we never know what to expect. Last year we were concerned with how late the salmon were but then this year they were in abundance! I also agree with your statement about the Alaska waters being a good indicator for the waters around the world because Alaska has always been known for great outdoor sporting experiences and fishing has been so variable lately its scary.