|Title||Knowledge gains power when shared|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Haggan, N, Archibald JA, Salas S|
|Series Editor||Pauly, D, Pitcher T, Preikshot D|
|Keywords||Canada, British Columbia, Georgia Strait, Depleted stocks, ECOSYSTEMS, Fishermen, Fishery resources, INE,, Long-term records, marine, Q1 01565 Policy, legislation and sociology, Q5 01523 Conservation,, Resource conservation, Sociological aspects, wildlife management and recreation|
Three researchers from very different backgrounds describe their experience with Ecopath as a way to integrate different traditions of knowledge, represented by the voices of First Nations Elders, the academic tradition of the University of British Columbia, and commercial and sport fishers. The role of human nature and thought in our present ability to catch all the fish in the sea is discussed. Two challenges are posed: how to reverse the course of human thought about fisheries and how different traditions of knowledge and branches of science can learn to communicate and work together with dignity and respect. The paper explores the role of UBC as a neutral forum and facilitator, and the potential of ecosystem modelling to focus discussion and integrate information from disparate sources. It introduces, and is focused upon, the Sto:Lo Nation insight that Kappa nowledge Gains Power When it is Shared.'