Food and Nutrition

The Shoreline Project Assignment.

Shipbreaking is a term I frankly never knew existed, I lacked knowledge on where all the old ships get dismantled and burried: Let alone the consequences of such acts. I had no perspective as of how many

different areas around the World were affected by climate change, and the video #7 describing how Shellfish are part of the endangered species, really helps put in perspective 'how much we have to lose'. It's 

great to see how many organizations are currently taking part in solving this major issue.

The Shoreline Project Assignment.

Shipbreaking is a term I frankly never knew existed, I lacked knowledge on where all the old ships get dismantled and burried: Let alone the consequences of such acts. I had no perspective as of how many

different areas around the World were affected by climate change, and the video #7 describing how Shellfish are part of the endangered species, really helps put in perspective 'how much we have to lose'. It's 

great to see how many organizations are currently taking part in solving this major issue.

Fair Trade Campus- Action Research Project

We decided to create a Fairtrade Campus because we want to educate and create awareness on fair trade commerce. Fairtrade products ameliorate the agricultural workers’ conditions in developing countries. They do not make enough profits to have social benefits. Because of climate change, their jobs are not safe and they experience instability: they are at the mercy of the climate and of the market. When buying Fairtrade, we support a community of workers who can democratically optimise the worker’s benefits which brings them safety.

Veganism

What is a vegan diet, How do people become vegan?

Action Research Project - Change in Green

 

Description of The Project

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Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota amid warnings of commercial extinction

This article, published in the Guardian, reports on the current state of the bluefin tuna commercial fishing industry in Japan.  The bluefin tuna population has been in rapid decline in recent years due to commercial overfishing and is now facing historic lows for the past 30 years.  In 2015, the Japanese government and other members of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission agreed to curtail catches of immature bluefin.  The main purpose of this news article is to draw media attention to the fact that Japanese fisheries have largely ignored the government’s attempts to curb

Sayonara Sockeye Salmon?

On September 28, 2017, the Globe and Mail published an article which was written based on the fact that the sockeye salmon population is greatly decreasing, despite all conservation efforts currently in place. There are many involved in trying to solve the issue of decreasing sockeye population such as the federal government, the department of salmon management in British Columbia, as well as Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Drowning: Canada's Fishing Industry and Adaptive Management as a Life Raft

With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s fishing industry has long been a source of food, culture and jobs for the country, with approximately 600 communities economically dependent on the industry (Johnson, 2016). However, current data is pointing to a major collapse in as many as 15 major stocks, and according to the Environment and Sustainable Development commissioner – Julie Gelfand – 12 of these stocks have no government mitigation plans in place (Johnson, 2016).

How can tuna be saved?

English

The Pacific Bluefin Tuna (PBT) has been designated as a vulnerable level of endangerment since 2014. The biggest reason for the decreasing population of PBT is overfishing. PBT is a popular type of tuna in many countries; for example, Japan is the country that fishes PBT the most, accounting for more than a half of the total global catch. Excessive PBT fishing in the country has led in catching juvenile PBT that have not spawned yet due to shortage of adult PBT and easiness of catch. As a result, PBT population has decreased, especially the population of those that can reproduce.

The Continued Decline of BC Salmon Fisheries: An Issue Wrought with Uncertainty

Salmon fisheries in BC have been under significant threat. This issues, as stated by Alex Pennock in the article “Fish tales: the Collapse of BC’s Wild Salmon”, is one that is due to insufficient funding by the government. The article states that a policy for salmon management was created in 2005 by the DFO called “Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy”. This policy was originally thought of as a hopeful change, but was later found out to be ineffective. Salmon spawns continued to decline, and the DFO was unable to figure out why.