Week 1: Our Salmon Connections
An exploration of what salmon mean to you and an opportunity to learn about the relationship of salmon to others in the course and beyond.
Week 2: Indigenous Deep Time Ties
Introduction to traditional Native ties to salmon, including the foundations of sustainable management grounded in the concepts of permission and consent. We will be guided by our Elders in this journey.
Week 3: Western Fishery Management
A survey of the key concepts underpinning current management of salmon, including spawner-recruit analysis, fixed-escapement policies, and the problem of forecasting.
Week 4: Sport and Commercial Fisheries
Learn about those that live to fish and fish to live and the routine tensions that can arise among different user groups.
Week 5: The Four H’s and Climate Change
Did you know that the demise of salmon throughout much of the world are linked to the same four causes? We will learn about these causes and discuss the mounting challenge of climate change and global warming facing salmon populations.
Week 6: The Future of Salmon and People
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future. In the final week we look forward to what might be in store for salmon and salmon-dependent societies. Will the choices we make be full of humility or hubris?