June 21, 2012

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Dr. Earle shared with us a moment from the Ocean Dialogues of June 19th in Rio.

“One panelist, concerned that fishing interests were under-represented, asked that anyone in the audience who made their living as a fisherman to stand up. No one did, and he made his point.  So I asked if all of the fish in the audience would please stand up.  We were determining their fate, after all, but I didn’t see them at the table. Only on the table. Later, the fish-man and I shook hands and agreed that we need to listen to both the fishermen and the fish.”

 

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  • A very interesting point it seems that this is an area that needs tackling. I found your points very compelling and I also agree with you that “we need to listen to both the fishermen and the fish”.

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