Retake Quiz by 11:59 pm October 9

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A warning to those that are retaking the quiz with the hope of increasing their score: I will use this score for your final grade rather than taking your best score. Thus, there is some risk in your choice.




Mt approach to studying in this class is a lot different then how I study for other classes. Fist off theres not really any homework you can go back and review on so I went to the class recording and skipped through to the parts that had the most information and just reviewed that. I also went to my notes and looked at those to remind myself of the small things I forgot.

FTT#3 Salmo Domesticus

Salmo Doemsticus: Domesticated Salmon

Salmo salar: Wild Salmon

Mart Gross, a conservation biologist is a person to raise recognition of a new species called “Salmo Domesticus” 1998,  He stated, “Domesticated salmon are about as different from wild salmon adogs are from wolves.” Like dogs, salmon have now become dependent on humans to survive.

This the first time I have heard the term “Salmo Domesticus” and my first thought was “must be talking about domesticated salmon.” As far as researching online I had a hard time locating articles using the term “Salmo Domesticus.”

The process started in Norway, a process that disrupted the wild salmon across the world. The process began to make salmon twice the size and grow faster therefore adding to the marketplace. The wild salmon gene is almost to extinction, farm-raised salmon are overtaking the wild salmon. Over the years I personally have seen salmon on the interior drop in size and numbers. Recently I was introduced to sea lice, a common problem in farm raising salmon.

It definitely is a curse to me, and how can it be solved?

When I look at both sides with an open mind I see that we can definitely put more salmon in the marketplace but at what cost?

Farming salmon is a risky business because it brings diseases from the hatchery to the open sea therefore spreading and harming wild salmon. Farming salmon erases the wild gene in the salmon and then what?

Salmon go to the sea to mature and when are done maturing and need to spawn then head to freshwaters to spawn. The curse lies in the removal of the wild genome and diseases that happen due to human failure.

New FTT response format

I’ve heard you all loud and clear that the approach being used to organize weekly FTT topics and responses was confusing and leading students to miss assignments. Let’s adapt!

New topics that are pending your response will be ‘pinned’ to the top of the home page. You can click on that and enter your response.

Let’s give this a try!


FTT #5- McEvoy vs. Solow due by 11:59 pm October 6

This week’s forum post will require some additional effort.

Step 1: Read the paper by Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Solow. The paper is : sust-solow

Step 2: Write a response by COMMENTING on this post in which you compare and contrast the views of sustainability between Solow and Art McEvoy discussed in the Fisheries Management I lecture last week. Note this is a change from you creating your own post. This is a change in process to try and keep things more organized for all of us.

Step 3: In your post also discuss whether you think Solow and McEvoy would consider the Yukon salmon fishery sustainable if Chinook salmon catches could be substituted with chum salmon

A thorough response to this week’s prompt will be at least 250 words.  As per usual, respond to at least two (2) posts by your peers by Wednesday at 11:59 pm by clicking the ‘reply’ button to a student’s post


FTT 9/30

My approach to studying is usually to read through my notes from whatever chapter/section a quiz is on and if needed, look up quizlets or make flashcards, although this isn’t that type of class. For this quiz I looked over my notes from all the past lectures, I usually go through them and highlight over things to remember them. There’s this tip I learned from my AP biology class in high school where you leave yourself questions in the margins of your notes when you’re taking them so that when you go back to study, you have ready made comprehension questions to go along with your read-through study routine. Another good method is to write a summary paragraph after your chapter/section notes to cement things in your brain by writing. Sorry this post is late, I didn’t know we had an assignment.


The way I studied for this quiz was through going over the notes that I’ve been taking through the class so far. Going back over what I did not understand and looking at a different perspective to help me understand and retain what was said. For the one I simply could not comprehend on my own, I went back and watch the lesson to see what Peter was talking about and how he tried to explain it. Bouncing back and forth with the notes, if I really could not understand it then I would do some research on the subject and see what other people have said.

Do not think that I’ve been taking very good notes, trying to make it make sense to me is quite challenging when I do not have a firm understanding of it. I would probably need to take more detailed notes so I would be able to reference off of what was said that day .and make it to where it is easier for me to read it. What ever part that I have a hard time one, once should have utilize all of my resources to help me understand a bit more. Asking more questions to make sure that what I am thinking is correct and not just somewhat correct. Putting a little more time into studying the material because I believed that I could of done better on the first quiz.


I do well with listening to the lectures and then doing some reading on the side to get a deeper understanding of what we learned. Whether that be studies with a similar topic or news articles about current issues in fisheries. I think that helps make things really stick in my brain. Having a deeper understanding that I can apply to everyday conversations makes it easier for me to ditch my notes. I am lucky to have friends in fisheries and I believe being able to go out and chat, learn, and grow from them helps me immensely. I didn’t use any notes thus far and feel like I did well on the quiz. I really did have to think hard though when making my posts to make sure I was touching every subject required to get full credit. Next time around I will do the same as I have done, but maybe try to take more physical notes to study with prior since the quiz seemed to be based on something we spoke about in particular during lecture. It is nice to have quizzes that really pick at your brain and make you think. Those are the questions that make me excited to learn more in fisheries and have a deeper understanding.

FTT studying

My approach to studying for this quiz was simple, I took notes during lectures and then reviewed the lecture slides. I then made questions based off the lecture slides and my notes, so that I had some kind of study guide built.  I think this worked pretty well for me. However, I think this strategy works better if the question topics for an exam are defined before the exam. This quiz had a large possible number of topics, and only one was chosen. My strategy would’ve worked better if the test was longer and more broad, or if we had known what it would’ve been about before hand.

In the future I would like to study with study groups more. I think this would be especially helpful in a class like this where it’s very discussion based. I also think that I need to start studying sooner and studying over a longer period of time so that I retain the information better.  I also think it would’ve been helpful if I read and copied my notes and lecture slides as many times as possible. Other people in class have said this is helpful, along with my  own personal experience that has shown this to be true. Overall, I think my study methods for this test were pretty adequate, but could have incorporated more passive styles of studying such as repeated reading  and repeated note taking. I would also have benefited from study groups.

FTT #04 – Syrena

My studying was composed of simply looking over the lecture slides before starting the quiz. Due to a full course load, I am often busy with one assignment or another until the last minute and don’t tend to have time to study. I try to take notes, but they don’t tend to be useful; I just pay attention during the lectures and understand the material. I feel confident in my answers because I understood the material that was presented. If I have the time to study, I will try to take some usable notes though I don’t expect that I will.

I know that this is nowhere near 250 words, but I really don’t have anything else to say. I think that this assignment should have been optional, so that people like me could have been left alone and not have our inadequacies dragged into the light. Sorry for the mini rant, it’s 11:37pm and I’m tired.

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