Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

May 14, 2018
Julie Ann

The concept of “fair share” in the fisheries debate that led to the Boldt decision is an intriguing one. One can look at this disagreement as yet another power dynamic. Regulating fisheries was the purview of white men in power. Fisherman perceive their “loss” of fish as reverse racism. Unfair! #fishermanlivesmatter Not unlike every other justice program that attempts to somewhat level the playing field for a group of people who have been subjugated or treated unfairly. It is also worth considering that the worldview driving the perceived loss is one of “mine” by fisherman vs. “ours” by the tribes.

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