1. Did anyone in your group take too many fish? How did that make you feel? Did everyone try to take as many as possible? Why or why not? Does society reward those with the "most"? Yes, a few people forgot about how many fishes they should get. It wasn't going to be enough for the next session. 3 people took as many as they could, thinking they were "winning". Society doesn't reward people with the most since there is a lot of people and it would be too much.
2. Did anyone sacrifice the # of fish, for the good of the community? Why or why not? Does society ever reward that type of person? As a team we forgot to save fish for the next session. people don't get rewarded for sacrificing like they should be.
3. In game two... how did your strategy change, if at all? Does it make a difference to know what the rewards are? In game two we were out since the first session we didn't leave any behind. It doesn't make any difference if people get rewarded.
4. Is it possible to maximize the # of fish caught/person and the # of fish remaining in the pond at the same time? Why or why not? No, because if we maximize each time, there would be less in the pond each time.
5. What are some natural resources that are common resources? People try to get as many as they could get.
6. What are the global commons? Are these being used wisely? Why or why not? It's being used wisely since the people who get the things don't keep it for their selves, they either sell it or give it away.
7. What can people do to use these resources most wisely? Get as much as they need, and try not to get a lot.
8. Did a particular "type" of fish disappear faster than others? How does this relate to "economically valuable" species in nature and their extinction rates? There are a lot of different kind of fish, some are more expensive and those are the ones that are gone faster.
Briefly summarize the results of this simulation, and discuss the implications of this simulation on the management of common resources in the environment. What were the main ideas of the simulation- what did you learn? In your summary please discuss relationships between human societies and the environment as well as possible methods to remediate overuse through cooperation. What other resource management examples can you think of where this topic is relevant? What would you suggest in these situations?
Each member of the group had to get a limited amount of fish. Each person in the family had to start with a amount of money to cover the costs. If the person didn't catch enough fish they couldn't continue the next fishing season .The main idea was to see if anyone would leave some behind or take more than the limited. I learned that the more expensive ones are the ones that are gone quick.
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