In the chapter on Salmon in Four Fish, Greenberg introduces us to AquaAdvantage salmon. In your own words, describe what AquaAdvantage salmon, produced by AquaBounty, are and respond to the following: do you believe that genetically modified organisms are part of the solution to feeding ~8 billion people on Earth, or part of the problem. Why?
Share your thoughts in at least 250 words in a comment to this post by 11:59 pm on Tuesday night. By 11:59 pm on Wednesday night, respond to at least two comments.
How healthy are global fish stocks? Ranked 1 to 10 (1 healthy, 10 is in peril)
-consider ‘health’ to be holistic and not just limited to abundance of the fish themselves
How do you know?
-consider what motivated your answer
What do you think? Share your thoughts and ideas with the class by 11:59 pm Wednesday August 31st, 2022. Use the comment feature on this post to respond (click the ‘leave a comment’ icon to get going).
We are counting down the last few days until we kick off the start of FISH 110. I am super excited to get to know you all and have a great term, despite all the uncertainty and anxiety floating around in the world today. This message serves as a welcome and to cover some important logistics.
Meeting Time: We will meet in person and online via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:45- 11:15 am, Alaska Time. The first class is Tuesday August 30, 2022. If you are in Fairbanks, class is in O’Neil, Room 201. If you are outside of Fairbanks, you can join the class live by following this LINK. I will also send the login info via an email to your @alaska.edu or preferred email address on file. Classes will be recorded and available for watching if you need to miss class, but it is expected that you will attend in person and/or live unless you’ve communicated with me before hand. There are frequent in class activities that you don’t want to miss out on.
Course Schedule: Our class schedule is not written in stone and will be adapted based on the pace of the course and choices we make as a group along the way. The most up to date schedule is accessible HERE and is the default schedule for important dates and events. Please let me know if you find discrepancies or if you have questions.
Text books: We will be reading Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg and excerpts of Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock by Kevin M. Bailey.
Syllabus and Grading: We will go over details the first day, but the syllabus is available online HERE. Grading will be through Canvas, which you can access with your UA credentials HERE.
In the opening pages of Four Fish, the author Paul Greenberg describes his transformative event that sets him on his path to understanding the state of the world’s wild fisheries….
In a short post of at least 250 words, with proper grammar and full sentences, briefly describe what that event was for Greenberg, and share with us what drives you to learn (you are in university after all, so clearly you like to learn!). Have you had a similar life changing event that has sent you on your path? What is your motivation to keep going?
Post your answer by 11:59pm on September 6th and comment on at least two posts from your peers by 11:59pm September 7th.