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I like how you didn’t say to stop farming fish. It seems like we need to farm fish in order to have enough for the growing population that wants/needs to eat fish. Also, yes we definitely need to find better ways to healthily maintain fisheries.
That’s a good hashtag because not every one knows what they are eating all the time. In the book it brings up the point of crab meat in sushi is actually pollock and people don’t even know that. They need to think about where their fish comes from before they bite into it.
I might try the outline method for writing responses, I tend to write what I’m thinking and that doesn’t always turn out too well. A study sheet might be a good idea as well, I just looked over all of my notes and I wasn’t really sure what to study.
I like the method of studying the materials regularly after classes twice a week. It sounds like a better strategy than what I currently do, try and cram it all in the day before.
That’s a good point about the boom and bust cycles, I hadn’t thought about that. This can change the data a lot and should be taken into consideration when reading/interpreting the graphs produced for the pollock stocks.
I agree, also the pollock fishery was managed a whole lot better than the cod fishery, resulting in a slower decline of the stocks. This is excluding the crash of the crab stocks in the 1980’s which caused a jump in the amount of pollock being caught over the years.
That’s very true that most of the time people tend to focus on the ocean habitat and completely ignore the land habitat that affect fish as well. Runoff, coastal development, a lot of things affect the fish and most people don’t take the time to consider these affects.
That’s a very good point, a small local governance would be very beneficial. The local government would have better insight as to what the local fisheries would or should require to earn money while also not permanently damaging the fishery or fish itself.
I said the same thing that shifting baselines is inevitable. It was a major mess-up on the management side of the cod fishery which caused downfall of the cod stocks. Another problem is that the management was already not in good hands and could’ve been managed a lot better.
Yes I agree with you. The cod were super over-fished to the point of almost not being able to recover. It will take a while for the cod stocks to return to what the ancestors of the fishermen saw. It might even take a while for it to return to what their ancestors were accustomed to, but it will definitely be worth it.
I personally would score the salmon on the test with a higher percentage than you have given them. Salmon eggs are very durable, have you ever tried to squish one in your finger? They are a lot harder to break than it seems. As long as you keep clean tanks, lots of oxygen, and cold water, salmon seem pretty content to live in raceways. I would bump up the scores on these two, to probably a 5 and 4, changing the percentage to at least a 72% on the test.
Yes, over the summer I worked at a hatchery and I tagged Chinook and coho salmon with coded wire tags. I also got to be a part of the spawning process and observe how they collect and fertilize the eggs.
I agree with you, Atlantic salmon would better pass the test than Sea Bass. Sea Bass also tend to shut down their reproductive systems when they are in captivity making it seem impossible to breed them.
I agree with you, I believe farmed salmon are a sustaining wild salmon. Some people simply like the taste of salmon and don’t necessarily care where it was raised. It seems that farmed salmon, and AquaAdvantage are a good substitute for wild salmon therefore sustaining salmon.
You make a good point that AquaAdvantage isn’t a sustainable option to the depletion of wild salmon. However, to me it seems inevitable that we are going to have to find some way to sustain wild salmon. For the mean time AquaAdvantage may be the best option for sustainability.