08 - 1 Crisis in Ocean Fisheries Jim Ogg (Dept. Earth...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Crisis in Ocean Fisheries Jim Ogg (Dept. Earth & Atmospheric Sciences) 2 3 4 March 2008 -- California Salmon fishing closes AP, 30 Mar 2008: The Bush administration said it recognizes the seriousness of the shutdown of salmon fishing off Oregon and California this year and will consider whether to declare a federal fisheries failure. This leaves only a trickle of Alaskan salmon to be eaten. Grocery shoppers who want to buy wild salmon this year are going to pay high prices . How we run Fisheries -- Whaling Oil lamps Oil lamps Economic extinction of Economic extinction of North Atlantic North Atlantic Right Right & & Sperm Sperm Whales => Whales => Price of Price of whale oil whale oil (2 liters) (2 liters) 1831 1831 = $0.30 $0.30 1843 1843 = $0.63 $0.63 1854 1854 = $1.92 $1.92 THEN, THEN, after oil substitute: after oil substitute: 1866 1866 = $1.28 $1.28 6 How we run Fisheries -- Whaling 6 2 7 How we run Fisheries -- Whaling 7 8 How we run Fisheries -- Whaling...
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08 - 1 Crisis in Ocean Fisheries Jim Ogg (Dept. Earth...

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