Monday, April 18, 2005

Moody Monday: Raw

Fish-sale

Fishing is an integral lifelihood in Banggi, the natural abundance of fishes found along the island waters are a bounty translated to the heavy loads of fish catches seen landed and sold daily at the docks. Yet sadly overfishing and the usage of habitat destroying fishing practices such as blast fishing and cyanide fishing may soon deplete this natural larder unless steps are taken to arrest them. Banggi island, Kudat, Sabah, 2005.

7 comments:

Jeremy said...

Just to see the replies this will encourage: What is the best step, or series of steps, to take to counter non-sustainable fishing practices? This is a tricky problem begging for an efficient solution, so if you can think of one, out with it. A reply that makes us go "This is the shit!" wins you the chance to have lunch with Kervin's sister.

Kervin said...

jeremy: Anyone able to find the solution for sustainable use of our limited resources, I'll nominate you for the nobel prize. As for dating my sis, you'll have to ask her yourself even if your solution manages to end world hunger and poverty XD

Kervin said...

P.s. Haha imagine is Einstein said 'This is the shit' when he announced his theory of relativity, it would've been the catch word of the century beating 'Eureka' XD

Adrian said...

Jeremy: Whats with his sister? Is she... hot?

Well, here's my pick. Shoot the fishermen who overfish, shoot the fish bombers and grind them up to make fish feed. Shoot the long line and drag net fishermen. Then breed fish like we breed chicken. Or at least find a way to do the same to fish what we do to chicken. Never heard of chicken shortage or chicken being endangered, have we?

SO is this... "This is the shit!"?

Adrian said...

How old is your sis now by the way? Not below age of consent I hope...

Jeremy said...

Adrian: I'm sure his sister ought to be quite hot by now. I haven't seen her in centuries.

And that, BTW, is shit, not *the* shit. I'm looking for a closed-loop self-regulating system. I can think of only one such system right now -- results-based compensation. The way marketing people are paid. If you pay them a fixed amount each month, you're going to have to do lots of exhortation to get them to work. But pay them based on their sales, ahah, and you won't even be able to stop them from selling. It requires minimal supervision.It's an efficient solution to a long-term problem.

Adrian said...

Ooh. somebody is hiding a hot sister at home... ;)

Glad you saw the shit Jeremy. Any half awake politician back home would have jumped at the idea, paid me to be consultant and let me abscond with wads of cash before they notice anything...