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Reflections on the failure of traditional fisheries management
A traditional fisheries management or fish stock assessment takes a Lamarckian-like instructive view of fisheries science. Its invalid inductive arguments have no problem solving capacity and are responsible for the collapse ...
On-farm measurements of pH, electrical conductivity and nitrate in soil extracts for monitoring coupling and decoupling of nutrient cycles
(Biological Agriculture & Horticulture, 1993)
Demise of the garden of Acadia
(DVL Publishing Inc., Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 1981-07)
In the late 1970s, plans were being developed for construction of a tidal power barrage at the mouth of the Annapolis River. Much of the land by the river in that area was dyked and was used by farmers for grazing and ...
Why an ecosystem approach is the wrong paradigm for the next stage of fisheries management
Scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) manage groundfish stocks by collecting biomass measurements that are used to provide scientific advice on catch limits. Clearly, if the data is uncertain or ...
Water quality measurements on Williams Lake and Colpitt Lake (Halifax, N.S.) Dec 7-13, 2015 with reference to possible impacts of road salt
(Williams Lake Conservation Company, 2016-01-06)
Concerns have been expressed by the Williams Lake Conservation Company (WLCC) about possible effects of renewed salting of roads close to Williams Lake on water quality of the lake. Such salting was replaced by sand and ...
Proceedings of the Bioregional Farmer/Scientist Workshop in Organic Agriculture (Maine & Maritime Provinces), 1988•
(Organic Crop Improvement Association of New Brunswick & Dalhousie University, 1991-06-15)
Proceedings of a workshop
Karl Popper’s organon and the world’s fisheries: fish stock assessment as a pseudoscience, an inductivism that can bear no fruit
Recent long term historical studies of commercial fisheries have pointed to a well established pattern of overfishing. Under the principle of transference – what is true in logic is true in psychology and scientific method ...
A note on the Aristotelian origin of Popper's demarcation criterion together with its application to Atlantic Canada's fisheries
It has not always been realised that Karl Popper's demarcation criterion, the criterion he uses to distinguish an empirical science from its 'metaphysical' complement involves an interpretation of the classical theory of ...
Greenfacts Special Research Edition: The Oaks Experiments on Organic Management of Turf
(Edmonds Landscape and Construction Services Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1998-01)
This Greenfacts is a summary of a 380 page research report titled The Oaks Experiments on Organic Management of Turfs. The research report documents in detail the results of a four year project for developing an organic ...
What is a fish stock assessment? Is it a sound method? Can it be used to manage a commercial fishery?
Under Karl Popper's non-inductive theory of method arguments are never carried from data to advice as in a fish stock assessment. That is: a distinction or 'demarcation' has to be made between (i) a Lamarckian-like inductive ...