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Harvesting Natural You envy these salmon farmers. They don't have to rope or tie their product, they
 

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Harvesting Natural
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You envy these salmon farmers. They don't have to rope or tie their product, they
don't have to brand it, and best of all they don't have to smell its wastes. Moreover,
they always know how many salmon they will be able to sell. All they have to do is
feed their product and apply makeup to it on the way to the market. If only you
could have that same kind of security.
You are a fisheries manager for the state of Alaska, and it is your job to help es-
tablish regulations for commercial salmon fishing in territorial waters near Glacier
Bay, Alaska.* Your problem is that you never know how many fish are
out there or which species will dominate in a given year. People who
fish salmon for a living depend on the limits you set to put food on
their tables and cars in their garages. On the other hand, you have a
fishery that could collapse if you set limits that are too high.
Commercial fishing exploits a natural and wild resource. In contrast
to, say, a cattle farmer who can breed new calves to replenish the herd
continually, fishermen taking a wild resource cannot control their supply
except by crude harvest limitations. Thus commercial and recreational
fishing are regulated in an attempt to limit the harvesting and preserve

  

Source: Anderson, Douglas R. - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Concordia College

 

Collections: Mathematics