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#46533
Would you buy "catch shares" to help save the whales?
Greg - 1/12/2012 7:53 PM
Category: Survey
Replies: 22

An idea called "catch shares" seems to be resurfacing as a solution to save whales and other over harvested/endangered marine life. Its like buying stock in a company, except the company is whales. If you own "catch shares", that gives you the ability to legally catch a certain quota of whales. In the case of an environmentalist, the shares may be purchased and never used, therefore whales are saved. Would you buy catch shares to save whales?

Answer Choices

#1   Yes
10 (45.5%)
#2   No
9 (40.9%)
#3   Other, please comment.
3 (13.6%)    

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MDW - 4/18/2012 11:09 AM
[Choose #2] This only works if Japan and a few others actually abide by their catch share, which they really do not. It’s really throwing your money away.
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DiveBuddyChgo - 1/27/2012 9:05 PM
[Choose #2] The $$ used to buy the shares would only be used to kill more whales. You are investing $$ into the whaling industry. The next season will only have more catch shares avail.
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jojodiver - 1/15/2012 9:20 AM
[Choose #1] I understand the theory of the idea and while I admire it, I think to uphold the fact that you, who may live in say, New York ,own a whale , who’s in danger of being slaughtered by a Japanese ship in the Pacific may be difficult to enforce.
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LatitudeAdjustment - 1/13/2012 6:43 AM
[Choose #3] I’d rather buy the whaling ship and make it an artificial reef. The whale shares looks like smoke and mirrors
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RAWalker - 1/13/2012 2:07 AM
[Choose #2] Do we really need to bribe business to be good stewards of our natural resources?
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Agojo - 1/13/2012 12:56 AM
[Choose #3] Isn’t there an international law amounting to this now with Japan’s share of 900+ for research which is actually for food, just change the research catch share.
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Greg - 1/12/2012 7:56 PM
[Choose #1] Yes, but only if there was more enforcement of laws. This system would only work if everyone abided by the rules.