PHL2350 Columbia Southern University Shinto Religion Paper

BIO 1302 Unit III Homework (VC)



In the Unit III Lesson, you learned about the overfishing and decline of the Atlantic Cod off the coast of Nova Scotia. Other populations of fish around the world have been affected in much the same way. This activity will help you explore which species are imperiled by current fishing practices and which are, for now, a relatively sustainable choice for the table.


For this assignment, you will need a computer with Internet access.

Part I

Click the following link:

Under “Ocean Issues,” click “Wild Seafood.”

Read each tab (i.e., Wild Seafood Home, Overfishing, Illegal Fishing, Bycatch, Habitat Damage, and Management).

Part II

Click the following link:…

Read each tab under Aquaculture (i.e., Aquaculture Home, Wild Fish, Pollution & Disease, Escapes, Habitat Damage, and Management).

Part III

Click the following link:…

Watch the videos and/or read the captions to learn about the different ways in which seafood is harvested. For some methods, there will be a video; for others, there will just be an image and a caption.


  • How does most of the damage to the seafloor occur through commercial fishing?

Boat propellers digging into coral reefs

Heavy fishing gear that drags across the seafloor

Boat anchors that drag along the seafloor

Digging organisms no longer having predators to control their populations due to fishing

4 points


  • What does an ecosystem approach to fisheries management include?

A focus on just the keystone species of an ecosystem

Licensing fishermen to fish only in specific ecosystems

A focus on sustaining whole ecosystems; emphasizing interactions among species in the environment

Factoring in the land, the rivers and the oceans

4 points


  • How is the ecosystem most adversely impacted by shrimp fisheries?

There are fewer shrimp for dolphins to eat

There is an extraordinary amount of bycatch

Trawlers stir up food for sea birds

Invasive shrimp species are introduced to new habitats

4 points


  • What does the acronym MPA represent?

Marine Protection Association

Maritime Protection Area

Marine Protected Area

Maritime Protected Area

4 points


  • About how much of the world’s total fisheries production is estimated to be illegally harvested?





4 points


  • What steps have been taken to protect the ecosystem in Alaska to protect salmon fisheries?

Limits on the number of new fishing operations, and monitoring salmon populations

Allowing fishing at any time of year instead of just during the summer, and with smaller nets

Gave a bonus to fisherman who sell their bycatch, and who kill fewer dolphins

Licenses that allow only a specific number of Atlantic Salmon and smaller nets

4 points


  • Which kind of fish are especially vulnerable to overfishing?





4 points


  • How are species like dolphins and marine turtles most affected by overfishing?

They end up with nothing to eat.

They are caught in nets as by-catch.

They are hit by moving boats.

They are canned and sold as delicacies.

4 points


  • Bycatch greatly affects all but which of the following?

Marine mammals

Sea turtles

Krill (an important food source for whales)

Sea birds

4 points


  • Which of the following best describes the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)?

MSC is a governmental organization responsible for the monitoring of marine ecosystems.

MSC is a regulating body that approves design of both fishing techniques and fishing boats.

MSC is an organization that certifies seafood from sustainable fisheries.

MSC is a non-profit organization that funds marine science research.

4 points


  • How are wild fish processed and used for something other than human food?

They are turned into base ingredients for make-up and other beauty products

They are processed into fishmeal and fish oil

Calcium from fish bones is extracted and used in the production of silicon chip wafers

Calcium from fish bones are used to in osteoporosis therapies

4 points


  • Which seafood organisms might be a better choice for farming and why?

Mussels and oysters; because they are filter feeder that clean the water and do not need supplemental feeding

Bluefin tuna; because of their extraordinary growth rate and high reproductive rate

Salmon; because they can eat a wide variety of foods

Young eels; because they are small, taking up little space and have low nutritional requirements

4 points


  • What is the problem with some farmed fish being carnivores?

They require a wild source of food that must be caught by fishing

They will eat one another

They can chew through their enclosures

Carnivores are less desirable and have a lower market value

4 points


  • Aquaculture can be made more sustainable by:

raising free range and pen-free salmon.

using sustainable feed and raising fish that are not wholly dependent on wild food sources.

raising shrimp and salmon in the same system.

using genetically modified sources of feed.

4 points


  • Which is NOT a problem when it comes to escaped farmed species?

The escapee might compete with natives species for mates

The escapee might compete with native species for food

The escapee might compete with natives specie for habitat

The escapee might compete with the native species for dissolved oxygen

4 points


  • Which of the following is NOT a way that longlining can be made safer for non-target species?

Adding streamers

Setting lines deeper

Using J-shaped hooks

Using circle hooks

4 points


  • Which two methods are most damaging to seafloor habitat?

Bottom trawls and dredges

Boat seines and pots

Boat seines and dredges

Pots and bottom trawls

4 points


  • Why are fish-aggregating devices (FADs) a problem?

FADs poison fish that swim near them

Whales may inhale them and suffocate

FADs are dangerous to sea turtles

FADs attract both target and non-target species

4 points


  • Which two aquaculture methods can be carried out inland (away from oceans or large bodies of water)?

Shellfish cultures and raceways

Ponds and recirculating systems

Suspended cultures and ponds

Open pens and raceways

4 points


  • Why is fish farming an issue for wild populations genetically?

Genetically weaker fish may escape and mix with wild populations

Wild fish may get into pens, breed with hatchery fish and take those poor genes to wild populations

Wild fish become dependent on genetically inferior feed that falls out of the submersible pens

Prey items for wild populations become genetically enhanced due to fewer predators

4 points


  • Give three seafood items that appear in each category in the Seafood Watch guide. What are the differences in how the items are classified? Why might the same type of fish fall into different categories?

Choose the guide for your state or use the national guide:…

Your response should be 75 words in length.

FIR 2302Unit III Homework Assignment (VC)


In this assignment, you will write two letters using the letter template available here.

On the first page of the template, write a letter about empowerment addressed to a new rookie firefighter on your crew. Specifically discuss the empowerment of when and how to speak up, how to be tactful in speaking up to more seasoned firefighters or officers, and the importance of all firefighters watching out for unsafe practices. The body of your letter should be a minimum of 500 words.

On the second page of the template, write a letter to your company officer or a chief officer if you are a company officer addressing a situation where you or a peer could have been injured. In the fire service, these situations are commonly referred to as close calls, but solid situational awareness prevents a bad ending. You are required to explain the situation that occurred and identify recommendations to prevent it from happening again (e.g., training, equipment changes, or staffing issues). The body of your letter should be 500 words.

BCJ 2000 Unit III Assignment (SZC)


  • Explain policing. In your response, discuss one historical event in policing and one purpose of policing.

    Your response should be 200 words. Should you decide to use outside sources, the sources must be both cited and referenced in APA format.

PHL 2350 Unit III Article Review (SZP)


Upon your recent travels to the China/Japan area for Religious News, you came across the following article that seemed like major news:

Holtz, M. (2016). Japanese prime minister, party leaders seek policies that revive Shinto religion. Christian Century, 133(2), p. 16. Retrieved from….

As an up-and-coming reporter, you felt it was a good idea to report some of the latest stories from the area Religious News sent you to cover. After confirming the idea with your boss, you have the green light to write a review based on the article.

Your article review must consist of the following components:

  • explain key terminology and religious practices,
  • explain Prime Minister Abe’s tenets of Shintoism, and
  • compare and contrast Chinese religions to Japanese religions.

Your reflection should be at least one page in length. You must include at least one outside source, which can be your textbook. Remember to use APA formatting throughout the assignment.

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