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From the Ted Talk by Bina Venkataraman: The power to think ahead in a reckless age

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OK, one more tool of foresight. This one I think of as creating shared heirlooms. These are lobster fishermen on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and they're the ones who taught me this. They have protected their lobster harvest there for nearly a century, and they've done that by treating it as a shared rucerose that they're passing on to their collected children and ghdcdrlieanrn. They carefully measure what they catch so that they're not taking the breeding lsteobr out of the oaecn. Across North America, there are more than 30 fisheries that are doing something vaguely similar to this. They're cneairtg long-term stakes in the fisheries known as catch shares which get fishermen to be motivated not just in taking whatever they can from the ocean today but in its long-term survival.

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OK, one more tool of foresight. This one I think of as creating shared heirlooms. These are lobster fishermen on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and they're the ones who taught me this. They have protected their lobster harvest there for nearly a century, and they've done that by treating it as a shared ________ that they're passing on to their collected children and _____________. They carefully measure what they catch so that they're not taking the breeding _______ out of the _____. Across North America, there are more than 30 fisheries that are doing something vaguely similar to this. They're ________ long-term stakes in the fisheries known as catch shares which get fishermen to be motivated not just in taking whatever they can from the ocean today but in its long-term survival.

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  1. lobster
  2. ocean
  3. grandchildren
  4. resource
  5. creating

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OK, one more tool of foresight. This one I think of as creating shared heirlooms. These are lobster fishermen on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and they're the ones who taught me this. They have protected their lobster harvest there for nearly a century, and they've done that by treating it as a shared resource that they're passing on to their collected children and grandchildren. They carefully measure what they catch so that they're not taking the breeding lobster out of the ocean. Across North America, there are more than 30 fisheries that are doing something vaguely similar to this. They're creating long-term stakes in the fisheries known as catch shares which get fishermen to be motivated not just in taking whatever they can from the ocean today but in its long-term survival.

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