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the issues and examples that David Sands raises, which ones make
his argument persuasive? Why? What assumptions is Dave Sands making?
Which counter-examples argue persuasively against the claims of
an inshore fisher like David Sands?
measures by fishermen, governments, and others involved might
solve the overall Nova Scotia fisheries problem? For example,
would a compromise TAC
for each of groups who fish the area allow the fish population
to regenerate sufficiently? Is there evidence that this strategy
has worked elsewhere when fisheries are seriously depleted?
observers argue that the picture of depleted world fisheries represents
how globalization puts sustainability at risk, i.e., if the boats
of many countries can go anywhere in the world and are now able
to catch far more fish, inevitably they will destroy the fisheries.
What international agreements exist to help nations and their
fishers resolve their conflicts? How effective are these international
agreements, and why?
As fisheries face depletion, and fishers bring in smaller catches,
some fishing boat captains have turned to crime -- illegal trade
in drugs, or the trafficking in human beings. Explore and explain
some of the links that exist between the collapse of world fisheries
and international crime.
- How does
the world population figure in this fisheries picture?
you have studied the situation and developed your arguments, develop
written answers for questions above, report back to the whole class.
Discuss your views concerning David Sands' circumstances, what causes
the fisheries problem, and where the best or most likely solutions
lie. In your answers, make sure that you acknowledge what you still
don't know or still need to learn.