Salmons are iconic to Canada as one of the most important food resources. They contribute to not only dietary needs but also cultural values. Given the attention paid to salmons as food resources, the government likes to fund research that focuses on salmon production and salmon farming. I have had a conversation with my friend who works in a lab that does research on salmons. She cuts thousands of salmons during the summer for research purposes, and all the leftover parts of the salmons got thrown away. She even satirized that her research only focuses on salmons, and it’s my responsibility as an Environmental Science student to deal with the waste. My point is not to judge the nature of research because I know how research can contribute to a better understanding of the ecosystem. However, I’m hoping that the concept of environmental protection can be integrated into all fields of science as well as our daily life. We can raise public awareness of appreciating natural resources and minimizing unnecessary waste.