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Avatar, tragedy of the socialized commons and crashing salmon stocks; how the dirty hands of government destroy wild resources by TokyoTom

It's a sad, sad story, now being played out practically wherever wild salmon stocks once were abundant. (This version refers to the Pacific Northwest, particularly to events in British Columbia). First, national governments wrest control over salmon...

Save wild fisheries - buy your certified sustainable salmon from Walmart! by TokyoTom

I've blogged before on the "tragedy of the commons"/bureaucratic mismanagement problems that underlie the crashing of the West Coast salmon fisheries and that imperil the giant Atlantic bluefin tuna ; a recent article by Fortune shows that...

Destroying the salmon; the socialized commons and climate change (Part II) by TokyoTom

I briefly commented previously on the perilous state of the West Coast salmon fishery , which is crashing due not only to climate change-related stresses in the ocean and in stream flows, but also to our government's destruction of Indian-held private...

Destroying the salmon; the socialized commons and climate change by TokyoTom

More later . We need to go back to the past .