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I really feel that as well; people are finally realizing and being more conscious about the ecosystem and environment, it’s taken a lot of work but it’s finally happening and we are becoming not only aware but adamant about change and creating things to become healthier and more balanced…learning and rebuilding is a great hashtag.
Great hashtag, adapting nowadays is what we must do whether we like the idea of farmed fish or not, there won’t always be enough natural fish out there to harvest.
I really like your point and idea on how if we allowed local and small governance over the fishing community/local areas we would get better insights and control on how people actually feel and think about what is really going on, they’d feel more involved in their own work and professional fishermen would give Very insightful opinions and advice (because they experience what’s really going on out in the water) in my opinion, that’s a very beneficial and good idea.
It’s crazy to think that we make these things acceptable actions, even if it should be common sense to make things such as trawling and dredging the bottom waters very violating to the law and the ecosystem …especially the illegality of cyanide and dynamite…I feel like people aren’t really aware of how destructive these things are, and especially from the fishing industry, are causing the environment such distraught to the coral reefs and the ocean…
The four priorities for achieving clear goals for wild fish according to Greenberg in the book are;
1. A profound reduction in fishing effort.
2. The conversion of significant portions of ocean ecosystem to no-catch-areas.
3. Global protection of unmanageable species.
4. Protection of the bottom food chain.
As for my own additional priority, I would expand learning development in the education department especially in the universities and colleges, to create and widen student’s understandings and aspects of the ocean, the fisheries, global protection, and ecosystems.
I as well liked how you put your own personal experience of fishing into it because when you stated how over at Chignik there is becoming less and less fish each year, the fishing rates are different everywhere for example where I Commercial fish it’s been so bipolar that last year it was the worst season in 30 years whereas this year it was one of the best fishing PWS. Things are constantly changing and you can’t really tell if it’s gonna be good one year or bad the next even with the statistics it’s always a gamble
Loved your analogy of communication with cellphones and millennials and the generation after millennials, ESPECIALLY that generation…it would be heartbreaking for them to not have cellphones and some intense taking time to get used to.
In my honest opinion I do not think that Salmon are the pet fish that require petting to be content, nor will they ever be developing these characteristics such as “inborn liking for man’ There is no connection with the salmon whatsoever on that end and I find it silly. But however take a look at dolphin and whereas they have complete connections and charm with humans I find this interesting.
Absolutely loved reading your forum, everything you stated and said I completely agree on, especially the fact that no animal belongs in captivity and not to mention the saying pet fish don’t require petting to be content.
The answer and opinion to if Sea Bass and Atlantic Salmon are good enough candidates and high quality formed aquaculture? Simply put I believe that the bass is far too delicate and elaborate for the genetical program, and the Atlantic Salmon have their own issues as well, plus the Bass being high maintenance and fragile, is ultimately not a good candidate. However looking at the potential of the European Sea Bass species as they currently enjoy their amazing reputation all over Europe, from zootechnic and having them try and master artificial breeding to fattening. Now there are a lot of pros to having domesticated bass but I feel that the cons outweigh them, for starters, there are a limited number of production sites (especially along the French Coast, in direct competition with tourism space and use) plus a very competitive European market, also not to mention size of the farmed fish is apparently too small to enable filleting or prepared dishes. Species with slowed growth and low fillet yield 40%. They would also contain diseases such as nodavirius, vibriosis, and pasteurellosis which is non transmissible to humans, but still they are diseases overall. As for the Atlantic Salmon, they are far more hardier of a fish to withstand domestication and are a more durable breed, but are still quite difficult to construct in aquaculture, so my final say is no both forms of fish would not be good candidates for the engineering process.September 11, 2019 at 8:11 pm in reply to: AquaAdvantage, Salmo domesticus, & Genetic Engineering #195780
Isabella, I can’t help but state that I love how you used the quote from Jurassic Park in your post and how it really is like that, i agree completely on where your coming from what with the sterile salmon and everything, I’m sure nature would find it’s way no matter the struggle.
Not gonna lie, I really enjoyed reading that someone personally sees the good in farming fish as a positive way of sustaining society, as this is rare coming from fisheries students, your outlook and approach on it is enlightening however, likewise with Ron, I’m sticking to eating wild Salmon.
I personally would rate the health state of the fisheries at a 7, just because of how the ocean has been overall mistreated in the last few decades such as; radiation, pollution, and oil. Some say we have been overfishing these bodies of water, but then when we look at the statistics of how 50% of our fish are now being farmed, I’m not so sure about the overfishing statement. However as a commercial fisherman of Alaska, all of my life I have experienced and viewed the good qualities of our Northern fishing grounds and fisheries. I believe that Alaska’s fisheries and it’s waters are managed and kept very pristine, a suitable role model for the rest of the world.