we don't need to change how we do conservation, we need to change why we do it

Mi’kmaw Fishery Isn’t a Threat to Conservation, Say Scientists

Here is what you need to know about the lobster fisheries issue currently playing out in Nova Scotia: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/local-perspectives/megan-bailey-mikmaw-fishery-isnt-a-threat-to-conservation-say-scientists-511572/?

My personal position is this: Although what I have been calling “The Extremophile Choice” would ultimately phase out ALL human dependence on wild species for a livelihood, in favour of hi-tech but maximally non-invasive farming, this is only meant to be a far future ‘target’ to help us make choices today, and hopefully, to motivate a transition to a livable future (providing a light at the end of the Homo sapien tunnel, so to speak). In the meantime, Indigenous deep traditions of relating to the Natural World as a whole are far more healthy than the single-focus corporate extractivism we are witnessing in non-Indigenous fisheries today. The argument I have presented elsewhere, that these traditions were once compromised, around 18,000 years ago, when humans first ‘invaded’ Turtle Island, or occasionally today when the traditions have been wounded by desperation and a history of oppression, is a distraction from this present reality: The recent actions of the Nova Scotia commercial Fishermen go against everything I stand for, philosophically and personally.

See also: https://www.extremophilechoice.com/2018/02/10/indigi-futurism/

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