Posted by Peter on November 03, 2002 at 22:05:59:
Some want to hunt anything, anywhere, anytime.
Some want various degrees of human impact applied to everything, everywhere, everytime.
Some want the absence of human encroachment applied to everything, everywhere, everytime.
Given the current state of affairs, would it not make good sense to have some areas where the presence of humans and our impact is totally eliminated, at least as much as possible, so future generations can reap the benefits of a pristine environment Along with other areas offering various degrees of access and activity usage; as well as other areas where everything goes anytime.
Why the insistence on using only one strategy to manage our marine environment? Putting all the eggs in one basket is a high risk proposition. Maybe instead of debating which strategy to use, we should be debating which strategy is best suitable for any-one area.
This way we can better compare the impact of various regulations. And if we screw up on one or two, there will still be something to work with, making preservation and recovery more likely.
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