My vision for the future would involve much stronger guidelines around the preservation and protection of native species, and far greater inclusion of Indigenous voices in these discussions. I was horrified by the halibut example discussed in class, where in the effort to decrease the amount of fishing it instead resulted in a two day fishing frenzy which likely not only severely taxed the number of halibut but also likely strongly impacted other species. There must be much firmer guidelines around fishing so that a more sustainable approach may e achieved, which is in tune with both the demand of the general populace for the fish but also the needs of the fish to be able to proliferate and breed properly. Indigenous voices are critical in this matter, and as the original caretakers of this land they must be consulted in its use, so that a more sustainable, just future can be achieved for the relationship between man and land. #Unleashvalues.
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I agree with your post, especially on the need to include Indigenous (among others) voices in a far great degree. The halibut example highlights how the lack of communication and consideration regarding the local communities resulted in policies that seem ridiculous today, which is why there must be a more inclusive discussion when these environmental policies are on board in the future.
I agree! It is not only the sustainability and ecological aspects we are concerned about but also what cultural impact we may be having on Indigenous communities; therefore it is more than appropriate and long overdue to have more awareness and consultation by Indigenous communities being done in these matters that directly affect them.
Hello Adam! Great post thanks for sharing. I agree that more effort towards saving native species that are also highly valued by the community should be made and I believe this is a job only laws regarding it can do.