Wild King Salmon shortage

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by gogoGomi, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. gogoGomi unstoppable_flow

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    I though this might be of interest to the D&S.

    Fresh salmon on the grill is probably my favorite meal, and it's not too shabby nutritionally speaking either. Pretty upsetting that the government must impose a ban on fishing Wild King Salmon to keep the species from vanishing completely.
    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080421-9999-1n21salmon.html

    The article says the cause of the shortage is unclear, but sea lice infested farmed salmon have been suspect in the past for infecting Wild Salmon
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4391711.stm
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4568126

    Other types of salmon are still available but are not of the same quality it would seem. And then there is always farm raised salmon...
     
  2. wvboy Brown Belt

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    They need to do something to save the species. Give the salmon a couple years or so to recover the numbers. Then we can go back to fishing for them.
     
  3. gogoGomi unstoppable_flow

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    Hopefully we're able to identify the reason for the depletion, and make a change that allows the wild salmon to return to their previous numbers.
     
  4. Dunwich Brown Belt

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    I blame Dana White, not because I have certifiable proof, but because it somehow just seems right.
     
  5. gogoGomi unstoppable_flow

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    You're probably right.

    Damn him.
     
  6. Darksky Blue Belt

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    Only gonna get worse, watched a show on Discovery where new homesteaders and corporations were putting up dams, and other shit that was stopping the Salmon from being able to spawn in the streams. Screw it lets just kill them all and eat Fillet o fish!
     
  7. N-do Purple Belt

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    There's plenty of blame to go around. Animal rights activists have there own part to play in this problem. Dams have fish ladders, designed to allow spanning salmon to pass through the dam and continue their journey upstream.

    Salmons natural predators, seals and sea lions have learned to gather at the fish ladders where they can gorge on a continuos supply of easy to catch Salmon for months on end. The animals can't be moved because they always find there way back. The federal government has approved of having these pest animals shot, but it has been held up for years because of law suits by groups such as the Humane Society of America.

    They don't want to have any animals harmed, even though each one of these animals gorges to there hearts content on endangered salmon on a daily basis. That's the kind of backwards logic you get from alot of environmental and animal rights do-gooders. In order to protect a small number of pest animals belonging to a healthy and robust marine mammal population, thousands of endangered Salmon are allowed to die needlesly.

    Want to keep eating Salmon, don't donate to the Humane Society of America.
     
  8. Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    Humans are awesome...
     
  9. noobloser Yellow Belt

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    Seals are furry and adorable. Who cares about some smelly fish?
     
  10. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    Species go extinct, there is no reason to try and stop it. Millions of animals that once existed are now extinct, should we try to bring them back? Humans think we are the saviors of kingdom animalia, and it is ridiculous.
     
  11. N-do Purple Belt

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    We're not the saviors of "kingdom animalia", we are in fact members of "kingdom animalia".
    Since we are at the top of the food chain, it's probably a good idea to ensure that our actions don't destabilize the food chain underneath us.

    Does that make any sense there genius?
     
  12. WCLegend90 Orange Belt

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    We should not mess with nature, period. If the earth says one type of animal goes, it goes. And eventually one day it will be us (Aids, MRSA, etc..).

    And taking one animal out only causes a natural chain reaction.

    (Oh, and were you trying to say I wasn't aware that we are members of Kingdom animalia? If so, you are mistaken)
     

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