Ecological Interactions between Wild and Hatchery Salmon.
This international conference, organized by the State of the Salmon www.stateofthesalmon.org just concluded. Distinguished scientists and fishery managers from around the Pacific Rim, including persons from Japan, Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, and California attended, shared their scientific information, and …….
I offer the following translation of thoughts expressed in China, some 2,500 years ago. I take solace in these thoughts. The world I know today, the world the salmon know, is not “whole and alive” as I would wish it to be.
Perhaps, though, the world is just as it should be. On this topic, I think, I will not say more.
I will simply say that I am full of hope. I am looking forward to tomorrow as a day of limitless opportunity ………
Thank you, all, for bearing with me.
Words from the Tao
The ten thousand things carry yin and embrace yang.
They achieve harmony by combining these forces.
For one gains by losing, and looses by winning.
Teaching without words. Work without doing.
The further you go, the less you know.
The softest thing in the universe overcomes the hardest thing in the universe.
Yielding to force is strength.
The bright path seems dim.
The easy way seems hard.
The greatest form has no shape.
The sky is whole and clear.
The earth is whole and firm.
The spirit is whole and full.
The ten thousand things are whole and alive.