Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

May 21, 2018
mrredna

As an orca (and therefore apparently responsible, as a species, for a majority of adult Chinook consumption, see fig. 3) I have to wonder why human fishers don’t also appear on this chart? Aren’t you guys also consuming adult Chinook? Based on figure 4 it looks like “fisheries,” which I take to mean people, accounts for nearly as much consumption as all the marine mammals combined. So why not put people on the chart in figure 3 too? After all, I think these are our “usual and accustomed fishing grounds” too – shouldn’t we get at least 50% of the fish?

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