Topic: Aquaculture is a violator of some of the general public’s values.
Specific Purpose Statement: To inform the audience about the values that aquaculture is a violation of.
Thesis Statement: The values that aquaculture is a violator of help explain people’s viewpoints of it.
Roy E. Disney once said, “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” We all have core values that influence our daily lives. As Roy Disney said, they influence the everyday decisions that we make. There are different views concerning aquaculture, the raising of aquatic plants and animals. These views are influenced by peoples’ values. Aquaculture is a violator of some of the general public’s values, which help explain people’s viewpoints concerning it. There are three main violated values, which include safety, security, and accountability.
A. Chemical hazards present in aquaculture
1. Certain chemicals used can be a hazard for consumers (Boison, 2015)
2. Can also be hazardous for farm workers (Boison, 2015)
B. Behavior/attitudes/beliefs that need changed (Boison, 2015)
1. Integrate more and improved testing in laboratories
2. General public’s attitudes about safety of farmed fish
3. Peoples’ beliefs about chemical hazards in fish
A. Competition from fish farms can devastate local fisheries and communities that depend on them (Knapp, 2007)
B. Behavior/attitudes/beliefs that need changed
1. Aquaculture needs to be practiced on a bigger scale (van Brakel, 2011)
2. Local communities’ attitudes about aquaculture as opposed to wild fisheries (van Brakel, 2011)
3. Local fishermen’s beliefs about competition presented by aquaculture (Knapp, 2007)
A. Disease can spread quickly through fish farms (Leung, 2013)
B. Behavior/attitudes/beliefs that need changed (Leung, 2013)
1. Perform more testing on diseases in farmed fish
2. General public’s attitudes about fish farms that have the potential of having disease outbreaks
3. Beliefs that disease outbreaks are more common than they are
By going over how aquaculture is a violator of three general values: safety, security, and accountability, it is now clearer how people’s viewpoints of aquaculture are influenced by their values. So now that you know what values aquaculture violates, it’s just up to you to make the decision: are you for or against it?
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