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    Gmo Salmon

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    on a daily basis, one of them being salmon. There are always debates to whether or not it is a worthy food to produce with genetic modifications due to factors such as health for humans and the environment, economic dynamics and ethical and/or social reasons, but it is more logical to say Genetically modified salmon are a big step forward regarding many beneficially implications for our society. Salmon can be found in both fresh and salt water due to its adaptability. Naturally in the wild salmon can grow from 50cm to 120cm depending on the species but with advantageous technology we are able to alter these fishes genes to make them 3 times…

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    The Salmon Crisis

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    By May 2016, Greenpeace calculated that 39,000 tons of salmon washed up near the island of Chiloe in Chile. Six months later the government and the public have yet to reconcile their beliefs on the cause of the incident. According to Soberanes and Perez’ article, “The salmon crisis in Chile’s Chiloe Island,” government officials blame a “red tide” of algae as the main cause of the fish kill, completely independent of government authorization for the salmon industry to dump 9,000 tons of dead…

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    Salmon Case Study

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    basis. They are also of lower income level that will be able to afford expensive protein in the future. This section of the audience can be influenced against purchasing by farmed salmon when they can afford it in the future. This audience resides all over the world including Chile, Norway, Canada, and the United States. These consumers cook at home the majority of the time, but also eat out on occasion.…

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    Salmon fishing has always been a semi-reliant source of food for natives in all parts of Alaska for centuries. The prosperity of the salmon in these areas has been necessary to the survival and prosperity of Alaska 's ancient and current inhabitants. The debate on salmon in this reason is often surrounding two main questions: Why are the salmon populations flourishing, and why are they not in other areas of the united states. These questions and more can be answered not by looking at current…

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    Salmon Depletion Essay

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    Salmon Depletion In the 1950’s the salmon population in Idaho had numbers over one hundred thousand. Ever since then, despite the efforts of hatcheries,the population of salmon has dropped drastically. Even though at one point wild salmon thrived in their natural habitat, they were at one point even put on the endangered species list to try and bring back their numbers. Many factors may have played in this rapid decline of fish, some may include over harvesting, habitat loss, and the increase…

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    In the same way that humans catch diseases fish can too. Some diseases in this instance comparable to the black plague have had a terrible effect on the salmon population in specific regions. One of the most infamous diseases, the Ulcerative Dermal Necrosis, which is one that effected almost all the salmon in Scotland in the late 1970’s. In attempts to remove the parasite that was killing the fish, Scotland succumbed to loosing all the salmon in nearly over 20 Norwegian rivers. “The parasite,…

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    Pacific Northwest Salmon

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    The Dam Problem with the Decline of Pacific Northwest Salmon For generations upon generations, native Salmon have played a crucial part in the culture of the Pacific Northwest. Native American culture has been influenced and built around salmon. Today, salmon populations are at an all-time low and populations are still plummeting. Many subspecies have gone extinct. Throughout the next several pages, I am going to explore what salmon are, how they have been used, what led to their decline, what…

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    Alaskan Salmon Analysis

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    If I were to create a nature documentary, I would focus on the lifecycle and human-related difficulties of Alaskan salmon. This is because they are something I already have a fundamental understanding of due to my experience as both a recreational and commercial fisherman in Alaska. The documentary would be intended as an educational piece aimed at stimulating awareness and interest in salmon while also subtly advocating for greater protective measures on Alaska’s natural salmon runs. As such,…

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    us do not take into consideration the risks of consuming salmon. Toxins are increasingly present in marine life. Unfortunately, the data from the “Global Assessment of Organic Contaminants in Farmed Salmon” shows that toxins in farmed salmon are “significantly higher” than those found in wild salmon (Hites, et al., 2004). Significant among six other toxins are the carcinogenic PCBs (Hites, et al., 2004). For example, PCBs from farmed salmon in Scotland and Norway have been found to be roughly…

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    1) Pacific Salmon Life Cycle a) As it stands, man-made dams disrupt the complex and specific life cycle of the Pacific salmon. Dams impact and affect the pivotal reproduction of the salmon species by causing a disturbance in the pattern of migration during the reproductive season. The Pacific salmon goes through two miracles in its lifetime of transformations of changing its entire system to go form fresh water to salt water. The miracles of the fish bodies adapting to the change in environment…

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