Eat Wild Salmon
By Chasina Worman
November 03, 2005
I am sorry that Ms. Fiel has been
missed informed. Alaska unlike other places has done a magnificent
job of managing its salmon population. Alaska is not fishing
out its sea life population. Conservation and sustaining this
amazing resource is important to Alaskans. The Alaska constitution
is unique in that it has an article that mandates thast renewable
resources shall be utilized, developed and maintained on the
sustained yield principle. In addition to this the industry is
ran on the following Sustainable Salmon Fisheries Policy principles:
1) Wild salmon population and
their habitats must be protected.
2) Fisheries must be managed to allow adequate escapement to
conserve and sustain salmon production and maintain ecosystem
3) Effective salmon management systems must be established and
applied to regulate human activities that affect salmon.
4) Public support and involvement for sustained use and protection
of salmon resources must be maintained.
5) In the face of uncertainty, salmon stocks, fisheries, artificial
propagation and essential habitats must be managed conservatively.
As a fisherman I can assure
you that the last thing fisherman want to do is to wipe out and
destroy sea life. Fishing is a way of life that has been passed
down for generations and will hopefully continue for many generations
to come. Fishing is a way of life not just a job. The fishermen
of Alaska have too much invested in the environment not to respect
it and insure that the wildlife is preserved. As of now the salmon
in Alaska are abundant, well managed and are nowhere near extinction.
Please continue to enjoy wild salmon, it is a healthy, safe,
and abundant food. However, I would like to warn you that Atlantic
(farmed) salmon is a threat to the environment and not a healthy
food choice. If you would like to find out more about the harms
of farmed salmon please visit http://www.farmedanddangerous.org.
I hope that this clears up
your confusion and that you understand it is not immoral or unethical
to eat salmon. Alaskan salmon, on the contrary, is one of the
safest and healthiest foods available.
Eat Wild Salmon,
Tomball, TX - USA
fishing industry properly managing catch? By Lisa Fiel -
New York, NY - USA
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