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 our ALL human dependence on wild species for a livelihood, in favour of hi-tech, maximally non-invasive farming, this is only meant to be a far future ‘target’ to help us make choices today, and hopefully, to deliberately focus those choices (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 recent actions of the Nova Scotia commercial Fishermen go against everything I stand for, philosophically and personally.

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